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CONTENTS 

What the Rose Can Do By Jessie Juliet Knox 2 

Woman's Work in Munich By Russell Harper 6 

Ideals (Poem) By Ellis Reed 10 

Praemonitus-Praemunitus By Comte La Chasse 11 

aheeny Cohen By Fred Ferdinand Moore 17 

Modern Barmecide, A (Poem) .... By Catherline C. Wheeler 23 

Man from Atlantis, The By Alice H. Sill 24 

Indian Kate By Helen A. Martin 29 

Waiting for the Rain By Will G. Taffinder 31 

San Francisco, an Impressionist Picture 

By Charlton Lawrence Edholm. 33 

Snow Plant — A Vegetable Tramp, The 

By James M. Barrickman, M. D 43 

Tragedy of the Clover, A By Stuart-Menteth Beard 48 

When the Boger-Man Is Out (Poem) . .By Elizabeth Vore 56 

Mr. Hamilton, Englishman and Gentleman 

By G. M. Kimball 57 

Lichens (Poem) By Isaac Jenkinson-Frazee 61 

That Forty By Isabel Darling 62 

Thrice Answered (Poem) By Catherine C. Wheeler 65 

Woman and the Idol, The By Amanda Mathews 66 

Waifs of Devil's Gully, The By Edward H. Hurlbut 71 

Mary Ann and the School Principal. By Florence Starr 76 

Call of the Year, The (Poem) .... By Katherine Lynch 81 

Woman Made Whole, The By Ella M. Sexton 82 

Indian Girl's Revenge, An By Addie Farrar 8g 

One Summer Day (Poem) By Agnes Lockhart Hughes. ... 91 

Panama Riot, The By an Eye Witness 92 

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Vol. LXXI. 



SAN FRANCISCO. JANUARY 6, 1906. 



Number 1 



The SAN FRANCIS'" NEWS LETTER Is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor. Frederick Marriott, Halleck 
Building. 330 Sansome St.. San Francisco. Cal. Entered at San Francisco l'ostottice as second-class matter. 

New York Office- twhere Information may be obtained regarding subscriptions and advertising)— 206 Broadway, C. C. Murphy. 
Representative. London Otlice— 30 Cornhill. E. C. England. George Street & Co. 

All social Items, announcements, advertising or other matter Intended for publication In the current number of the NEWS 
LETTER should be sent to this office not later than 9 a. m. Thursday previous to day of Issue. 



Sorrow is the natural daughter of Miss For- 
tune. 

The most joyful New Year's noise is that pro- 
duced by something extra in the pay envelope. 

Carrie Nation is again "on tour," as they say 

m theatrical circles, with her hatchet and her press 
agent. 

An increase in the family salary is one thing 

and an increase in the family is another — yes, quite 
another. 

This is the week devoted to the long, cold 

drinks of repentance and the short, warm resolutions 
of reform. 

Tom Lawson is trying to convince his 

"clients" that he found nothing but a hole in his 
Christmas stocking. 

'Another too-lucky Klondiker has joined the 

throng of would-be booze-destroyers on the other 
side of the Styx. 

' Dr. Osier wants to chloroform old folks and 
John D. Rockefeller goes to the other extreme and 
wants to pension them. 

The United Mates, we are informed, produces 

half the world's oil. We might add that it produces 
all the world's oil kings. 

The Senate has discovered that Roosevelt's 

big stick is nothing but a stuffed reed, and the 
stuffing bunglingly 'centralized." 

The opening of the New Year found a good 

many of us in as good spirits as can be purchased 
for twelve and one-half cents per glass. 

Things are getting better in Russia. Only 

from three to five crises a day are now reported 
against a dozen or more a few weeks ago. 

Prediction : Insurance companies that pay their 

presidents a salary of $150,000 a year will show a 
great falling off in business during 1906. 

The Czar of Russia is the highest salaried man 

in the world ; but, then, he has more to do and more 
trouble in doing it than any other wage earner. 

Your prosperity this year will depend upon 
your energy, frugality, honesty and courteous treat- 
ment of those with whom you have to do business. 

The newspapers make solemn record of the 

fact that a four months' old baby boy in Albany, 
New York, has just been presented with a baby sis- 
ter. Upon examination of the authorities we con- 
clude that it is indeed news worth mentioning, for 
such a thing is highly unusual — with second children. 



Thanks to the 20,000 patriots who would not 

take the time to vote, 1906 opens with two more years 
of Ruef and Schmitz, and the tax-payers pay the 
freight. 

Gentlemen who "swore off" on New Year's 

day will be found dallying with the same old brand 
before the month is half out. With such folk the ap- 
petite is the supreme law of existence. 

The Chinese boycotters will not let up until 

John Bull quits Hinging approving winks and smiles 
at them. London, not Peking, is pulling the pig-tails 
with the pinchers of hatred of America. 

Camille, the bad girl in the play, is supposed to 

have consumption. Perhaps that is why Bernhardt 
is giving her performances in a tent — to give the poor 
invalid as much fresh air as possible. 

(Several thousand of Germany's socialists who 

emigrated to Russia to plant discord and harvest 
riots, are now permanent underground fixtures in the 
Czar's country. They make better fertilizers than 
patriots. 

The verb "to graft" starts in the new year with 

a recognized place in the dictionary, but not until the 
dictionary man puts it, '"To graft, to steal, to be a 
grafter, to be a thief," will the term have its proper 
definition. 

T he god of rain stands the filthy streets of San 
Francisco as long as he can, and then sends a down- 
pour of water. More is the pity that he does not 
wash the town of its offiicial incompetents and 
grafters. , 

— : — The gentleman whom Miss Roosevelt is going 
to marry, M)r. Longworth, has the proud distinction 
of being the grandson of a wine maker, who put al- 
most as much grape juice as he did water in "our cele- 
brated brands," 

All San Francisco knows of banker Walsh's 

failure for $26,000,000, is what the newspapers, say. 
This town is financially too strong to be disturbed by 
little things like that, however much Chicago may 
quake and tumble about. 

Japan is not mad at us and does not want to 

send Togo and Oyama after us Yankees. All the same, 
his Serene Mikadoishness is flinging out hints that a 
very little Japanese exclusion will go a great way 
with his brand of bnmtoism. 

Eastern tourists find California, especially aan 

Francisco, so much grander and pleasing than they 
expected that it takes them a little time to get over 
the dazzling daze of the superbness of climate, soil 
products and picturesque scenery. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 
ONE OF ROOSEVELT'S MISTAKES. 



January 6, 1906 



A conspicuous, and doubtless comely, feature of 
the White House receptions these days is the pres- 
ence around the President of a galaxy of young army 
and navy officers, most of whom are the "sons of 
their fathers," although, when sons were scanty, 
grandsons have Deen rung in. The President has 
shown a disposition to exhibit marked favor to the 
scions of military families. 

In selecting these young men to act as his carpet 
knights, Mr. Roosevelt, we think, has not acted 10 
the best interests of the services or of the young men 
themselves. If they are made of the same stuff as 
their gallant fathers and grandfathers, it is highly 
probable that the young Grants, Sheridans, Lees and 
others, who now dance around the White House on 
social occasions, would far rather be in the Philip- 
pines or other places where fighting, or at least the 
actual hardship of a soldier's life, is to be encoun- 
tered. To take them from their regiments or their 
ships and to make cotillion leaders and dinner guests 
of them is to instill wrong ideas in the minds of 
these young subalterns, at the very period of their 
military careers when false ideas are most likely to 
take root. 

It is also probable that the selection of young men 
for the path-of-roses duty in Washington on the 
sole score of their distinguished family names is 
harmful to the morale of their comrades in arms, 
who are probably better officers, although not so 
fortunate in their choice of ancestors. 

Not the least objectionable feature of the practice 
is the suggestion it gives of the establishment of a 
military aristocracy, in sentiment if not in fact; a 
sort of hereditary household guard of officers chosen 
for family reasons alone. Granting that a few army 
and navy aids are desirable in the White House, 
would it not be better to select them from men who 
have earned their spurs by gallant and meritorious 
service in war or other danger? 



THE EARNINGS OF EFFICIENCY. 

What was said in last week's News Letter about 
the past year having been a bad one for the calamity 
howler, but one of unprecedented prosperity for the 
people, is amply verified by the announcement from 
New York that Wall street was kept busy on the first 
working day of the New Year by paying off the enor- 
mous sum of $165,000,000 in dividends and interest 
for the last quarter of 1905. For hours the great 
financial institutions were employed in pouring out 
the flood of wealth which has been earned on invest- 
ments for the past three months alone. Much of it 
unquestionably went to large holders, but millions 
of it went to small holders, from the man of moderate 
means to the relatively poor widow of the far-seeing 
and industrious workingman. 

This tremendous showing does not resemble im- 
pending doom. It shows that our present great in- 
dustrial organizations are steadily developing the 
latent riches of the land, and the possibilities of com- 
merce, under intelligent, efficient management, which 
could never be effected if the great industries were 
placed, under the hare-brained public ownership 
theory, into the hands of a pack of political nincom- 
poops such as those, for example, who now hold the 
municipal Government in San Francisco. It would 
be interesting to compare the splendid results re- 
ported from New York this week with what would be 
reported after a year of management of the railroads 
or the great manufactures by such incompetent ig- 



noramuses as the average unthinking voter would 
put into office to control them. 

The vast earnings, representing the vasL business 
reported, are the more pleasing in view of their hav- 
ing been made in the face of all the vociferous dis- 
turbers who are always trying to frighten the masses 
and to agitate them for the agitator's own ultimate 
advantage. 



INTEMPERATE TEMPERANCE 

A cloud has arisen upon the horizon of the 
Women's Christian Temperance Union, in the shape 
of an already strong and growing organization of 
American women who have at last rebelled against 
the tyranny, the impertinence and the general dispo- 
sition to butt in which the Women's Christian Tem- 
perance Union has exhibited with increasing per- 
sistence. 

The new organization is composed of women just 
as prominent as those in the W. C. T. U., both 
socially and morally. Many of them are the most 
respected women of their communities. Some of them, 
no doubt, have husbands who are men engaged in the 
brewing, the wine and kindred businesses, but these 
women are in the minority. The majority of the re- 
volters against the W. C. T. U.'s high handed pro- 
ceedings are women of broad, liberal minds, who do 
not believe that a man or a woman who takes a glass 
of wine is necessarily damned ; women who believe 
that it is presumptuous in any element of the popu- 
lation to force their own ideas of morality upon those 
of different view. As long as the W. C. T. U. con- 
fined its energies to the legitimate field of restricting 
drunkenness and correcting the abuse generally of 
stimulants, the union had the sympathy of most 
reputable people. When it undertook to force total 
abstinence upon the nation, secured the abolition of 
the canteen, and then branched out into other fields 
of activity and undertook to tell us how we should 
dress, what we should do or not do on Sunday, what 
plays we should attend, and what dances we should 
dance — in brief, when it undertook to constitute it- 
self our moral ruler, then we grew restless. The 
result is the formation of a society of equally good 
women, who resent unwarranted interference with 
our private lives and liberties. 

Overdoing anything is suicidal, and the intemper- 
ate temperance society is now apt to be in the throes. 

MORE TROOPS FOR MANILA. 

Under an obscure item, the significance of which 
seems to have been entirely overlooked by the daily 
papers, there appears a bit of news that is of suffi- 
ciently far-reaching importance to deserve the atten- 
tion of all interested in our Philippine enterprise. 

The item was merely to the effect that the trans- 
port Meade, which has been laid up in San Francisco 
harbor for a long time, was to be placed in commis- 
sion and sent to the 1 trient with the Second Infantry 
on January 25th. 

That brief telegram looks innocent enough, and it 
is hardly likely that many who read it know the whole 
truth of the matter, which is nothing else than the 
fact that the Government in Washington is quietly 
sending re-inforcements to the Philippines, where 
there is danger of trouble in the near future. 

For several months nast the transports sailing from 
here have been following a twenty-day schedule, in- 
stead of a monthly one. This, however, is insuffi- 
cient. The War Department lias ordered that the 
First and Second regiments of infantry and two bat- 
teries of field artillery, with their entire equipage, be 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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sent to the Islands. Tin - ire not K" 1 '"^ there 

10 replace men whose terms oi service h.i\ 
pired. They are not to relieve othei organizat 
They are heaw re-inforcements, pure and simple. 
What is remarkably significant is the fact that the 
field artillery is being sent. Field artillery i> tvt 
demanded for service against the ladrones or other 
Filipino adversaries, except in the rarest instances. 
such as the campaign against the Moros. 1 or these 
rare occasions there is ample artillery ahead) in the 
islands. 

Furthermore, it is not generally known that both 
the War and Navy Departments have been sending 
vast quantities of military stores to the islands for 
several months past, livery army transport and every 
navy transport is loaded down with ammunition and 
all the varied stores which might be needed by troops 
in the field or a fleet in active service. 

The question naturally arises, with whom does the 
United States expect trouble in the Orient? 



MAKE BOYS MANLY. 

Mortified by his parent's persistence in keeping 
him in long curls and "Little Lord Fauntleroy" cos- 
tume, a Chicago lad has taken the drastic measure 
of circulating a petition among the families residing 
in his neighborhood, beseeching them to use their 
influence to get him emancipated from the outward 
signs of effeminacy. 

That lad deserves sympathy. He has passed the 
stage of babyhood, is presumably a healthy, vigorous 
boy, and, in spite of his good looks, does not want 
to be exhibiting himself about the streets as a 
"pretty boy." Parents do their boys a great injury 
when they coddle them too much, and treat them 
in a way to make milksops and mamma's darlings of 
them. The boy is father to the man, and when the 
boy desires to be a man he is to be encouraged. 
Children are naturally sensitive, and few things 
make a manly boy so mortified and ashamed of him- 
self as to be laughed at by other boys for his foppery 
in dress or his effeminacy, and this sense of mortifi- 
cation is harmful to the character in its formative 
period. 

While boys should not be placed into men's garb 
too soon, neither should they be kept in children's 
garb too long. 

THE CASE OF CILLS. 

Probably the most flagrant case of police incompe- 
tency, if not culpability, that has been observed in 
San Francisco for some time was that of Sergeant 
Henry Cills, in connection with the attempt of a 
woman to poison herself at a Turk street apartment 
house early last Tuesday morning. 

Cills has had his sergeant chevrons but a few days, 
having been promoted along with Captain Colby and 
others, as a result of the death of Captain Spillane. 

When Doctor J. M. McDonald, the physician who 
was hurriedly summoned to the scene of the poison- 
ing, arrived, he was met by Cills, who reached the 
spot earlier. Cills had evidently seen and been seen 
by the parties to the affair in time to be prevailed 
upon by them to try and hush the matter up. His 
desire to please was evidently not discouraged at the 
sight of the rich clothing, valuable jewelry and large 
sums of cash that he saw lying about. What emo- 
tions the sight of these riches and the talk of the 
parties aroused in him can only be conjectured. 

At any rate, the officious police sergeant took it 
upon himself to obstruct Dr. McDlonald in his efforts 
to save life by. prompt measures. It was with diffi- 



culty that the latter was permitted to treat the patient 
and later to have her conveyed t" the Emerg 
Hospital. That her life was saved was due sOlel) tO 

the physician's energy anil insistence upon the rights 

and duties ol his profession. Had the ivnimn died, 

t ills might reasonably have been held largelj respon 
sible. 

While less serious, (ills' efforts t" conceal the facts 
From the newspaper men who quickly repaired to the 

place were even more active. M. gave the 
pronounced evidence of being deeply interested in 
hushing up and "squaring" the- case, which was as 
dangerous as it was dramatic. 

What will be done by the Police Commissioners 
remains to be seen. What they should do is manifest. 
The hand taken by the police department in the in- 
cident is not pleasing to those whose taxes pay the 
police for preventing or at least investigating crime 
and tragedy% instead of covering them up. 

Just what claims Cills had to promotion, in face 
of the presence on the police force of numerous good, 
deserving, conscientious men, with honorable records, 
who get little recognition from the higher authorities, 
it would be interesting and possibly instructive to 
know. 



PASSING THE BUCK. 

Although a private reprimand was the punishment, 
with which Commander Lucien Young, of the Gun- 
boat Bennington, escaped from the recent court-mar- 
tial, in which the Navy Department took such a 
marked interest, it was more than he deserved. 
Young has an enviable record for gallantry and effi- 
ciency, and no one who knows him, or knows the 
whole story of the case, believes for a moment that 
he was culpable in the disaster that befell his ship 
last summer. 

The plain truth of the matter is that the Navy De- 
partment itself, by its support of the notorious per- 
sonnel law of 1899, was the culpable party, and the 
department's hounding of Young was nothing else 
than a desperate effort to pass the buck up to some 
one who could not readily obtain redress, 'the Navy 
Department has made a scapegoat of Young — a good, 
efficient and faithful officer — to protect itself. The 
Navy Department did not desire to find itself guilty 
of the deaths of so many poor fellows, resulting from 
its own poor judgment and neglect. 

THE NEW YEAR'S ROUTINE. 

There must be some remarkable mental deficit in 
the average male American, when he cannot devise 
something better than the conventional New Year's 
Day celebration. Of course, in private houses, there 
are always to be found some original diversions and 
some intelligent pastimes for the day, whether they 
be of an elevating character or frolics, pure and sim- 
ple. The public, on-the-street carryings-on, how- 
ever, show great lack of ingenuity and imagination. 
The average man seems to think that he is doing 
quite the right thing if he goes the rounds and pun- 
ishes as much liquor as his constitution will stand 
— sometimes considerably more than it can stand. 
Now it certainly seems, in view of the ampunt of 
liquor punished throughout the year, that there 
should be enough inventive genius among the men 
of the community to vary the usual procedure with a 
little diversion that is more entertaining. 

The man who "plays the ponies" may "get 

a run for his money," but frequently all, the man's 
employer gets is a whistle for his. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 
HOLDING UP THE RAILROADS. 



Persons who like to bellow about the alleged tyran- 
nies of the railroads might with profit view the pres- 
ent situation in Pennsylvania, where the country 
newspapers, the Legislators and a pack of small-fry 
politicians generally have declared war upon the 
railroads because the latter have decided to put an 
end to the wholesale handing out of free passes to 
the elements mentioned. The lawmakers have 
brazenly announced that they will revenge them- 
selves upon the railroads by legislating against them 
and imposing heavy financial losses upon them. 

For cool effrontery and downright confession of 
venality, this is one of the most striking spectacles 
that has been witnessed in this country lor some 
time. In effect it amounts to saying: "Give us free 
passes whenever we want them, and we will be your 
friends. Otherwise, we will make it hot for you." 
If that is not a clear hold-up, it is nothing else. The 
jackal newspapers, the grafting city, county and 
State officials, merely want to make a good thing out 
of the railroads. This of itself is neither wonderful 
nor startling, but it is somewhat unusual for the 
legislative highwaymen to come out into the open 
and frankly acknowledge their position. 

As a matter of fact, the railroad or other big cor- 
poration that endeavors to do business under the 
average American conditions, is very much like a de- 
fenseless man with a few diamonds and dollars on his 
person who endeavors to walk through a succession 
of robber bands. The highwaymen hold up when- 
ever they can. It is a case of "come through'' all the 
time. And when the corporations, as the railroads 
have done in Pennsylvania, get tired of the bleeding 
process, they are met with a volley such as the dis- 
gruntled pass-seekers in the Keystone State are now 
hurling. 

AMERICAN ASSES. 

When an American sets out to make a monu- 
mental ass of himseh he invariably is attended witli 
conspicuous success. When the war for Cuban in- 
dependence was over and treaties were being nego- 
tiated between the little republic and the United 
States, the question of ceding the Isie ol Pines to 
the United States for a naval station came up. The 
Cuban Government was not at all favorable to the 
cession, but realizing its indebtedness to the United 
States, cheerfully ceded enough territory in Cuba 
proper to provide this country with ample facilities, 
and so the matter ended right there, to the entire 
satisfaction of all parties in interest, with the juris- 
diction of the Cuban Republic over the Isle of Pines 
fully admitted and recognized. 

While Cuba was adjusting herself to the new order 
of things a syndicate of American speculators landed 
upon the Isle of Pines and immediately began to ac- 
quire valuable plantations and forests — and for a 
mere song, the former owners being uncertain as to 
Cuba's stability. A little while ago the members of 
the American syndicate set up an independent Gov- 
ernment and defied Cuba. But fearing that after 
Cuba got over laughing at the impudence of the 
Americans it might send a squad of soldiers and 
carry off the interlopers to the Havana jail, the syn- 
dicate made frantic appeals to our State Department 
and to President Roosevelt to make haste and annex 
the Isle of Pines to the United States, giving it a 
territorial form of Government. The syndicate im- 
pudently suggested that it would cheerfully furnish 
all the territorial officers the island might need. But 
the Washington Government did more than turn a 



January 6, 1906 

deaf ear. It told the syndicate in effect that hosts >f 
adventurers had been shot to death in the years ago 
for a much less offense than the syndicate had com- 
mitted. Next the Congress of the United States 
turned down the conspirators, and now they issue 
an appeal to the people of the United States to go 
over the head of the President of the State Depart- 
ment and of the Congress, and rise in their might 
and annex the island to this country. They still 
offer to supply officers for the territory from the 
syndicate's members. 

The Cuban Government is still so convulsed with 
laughter at the brass-mounted cheek of the syndicate 
that it takes no action in the premises. But just 
when it will begin to take the matter seriously and 
send the syndicate before the criminal court is the 
thing that is worrying the adventurers, and if only 
they could get their plantations and forests annexed 
to this country before trouble begins, they would 
be the happiest fellows alive. In this connection, 
it might be observed that with the Isle of Pines un- 
der United States ownership, the plantations and 
forests of the syndicate would advance about 500 
per cent in value over the original price. It is sin- 
cerely to be hoped that the Cuban Government will 
confiscate the syndicate's plantations and forests and 
send the gang to the penitentiary. 

HEARST'S LATEST FROST. 

The banquet in Los Angeies, so loudly heralded 
and boomed by the Hearst papers, in honor of Wil- 
liam R. Hearst, was a frost. In spite of every effort 
that could be stimulated by money and ambition to 
make the affair a brilliant advertisement for the man 
who gave it to himself, it was a ridiculous failure as 
far as it was meant to counterfeit a spontaneous out- 
pouring of prominent citizens of the Southland in 
honor of the yellow journalist. 

The dinner was gotten up at considerable expense 
of money and time, by Hearst's employees, but even 
then, after all the shouting and dragooning of promi- 
nent men to attend, there were thirty vacant chairs 
at the table. The socialists and labor agitators were 
present in goodly number, but the prominent citi- 
zens were conspicuous by their absence. Few of 
them could be bullied or cajoled into aiding the 
Hearst brass band performance. The few men of 
substance who were lassoed for the event went home 
early. The labor agitators and the socialists stayed 
late, and did not let much of the numerous menu or 
the varied wines get by them. 

The whole thing was as sickly a failure as it was 
a silly farce. 



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EXCL C/S/VE 

HIGH GRADE CLOTHIERS 

To gentlemen, that dress correctly, and those who 
would like to, we state that our collection of clothes 
this season is keyed to the highest point of efficiency ; 
exclusive conceptions in fabrics and styles. 

Quality goes hand in hand with Values and Good 
Service here. 







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There are no strings to Hearst's ambition anrl 

self-sufficiency. In 1004 he was Mire the people 
wanted him in the White House; in 1905 he just felt 
it in his bones that Greater New York wanted him 
for its Mayor: lie knows the Empire State will be 
unhappy in tqo6 if he does not write it "Governor 
W. R. Hearst." and when 1908 comes along he ex- 
pects to have no opposition for the presidency. "I'm 
bound to blow my horn if I don't sell a fish," is the 
song of the 2x4 statesman of yellow journalism. 

John R. Walsh, the distinguished Chicago 

financier, who wrecked three banks at one swoop, 
leaving a net loss of over $6,000,000 for his customers 
to saddle, is of the opinion that he is too great and too 
gooil a man to be humiliated by a legal investigation 
of his crimes. But did you ever hear of a thief who 
did not cry "persecution" when the law took him in 
hand ? Judas betrayed a lot of people — but Judas had 
the manliness to go and hang himself when detected, 
a degree of honor in which Walsh is sadly lacking. 

The twenty-one beef packers under indictment 

are using their troubles to advertise the excellence of 
their goods, and are glad of the opportunity. They 
have no doubt that the "prosecution farce," as they 
call it, will ring down its curtain upon a glorious vin- 
dication for them and a big lot of free advertising for 
their brands. However, there are lots of Government 
officials who are sure that every one of the twenty- 
one will return to his place of business via the peni- 
tentiary. 

And now comes into the court of the public's 

wrath a combine of Illinois grocers that makes its 
spices of a compound composed of wood ashes, pul- 
verized cocoanut shell and olive stones. Illinois has 
no pure food law, and so there is no way of sending 
the villians to the chain gang, but donations of tar 
and feathers might be solicited to dress thern up in. 

Dr. Washington Gladden — the same who dis- 
covered that Rockefeller's missionary money was 
tainted — has now discovered that nationally we have 
undergone a great religious revival without knowing 
it. Even the personage with the cloven hoofs and the 
spiked tail doesn't know it yet. 

A Santa Rosa husband and wife are journey- 
ing with their children to Benton Harbor, Mich., 
where they expect soon to meet their Savior. Won't 
Rufus P. Jennings rage when he learns that the 
Michigan Promotion Committee has beaten him out 
with the latest excursion attraction? 

Plans have been prepared for the construction 

of 1,200 miles of railway in the Philippines, and all 
this notwithstanding William Jennings Bryan has 
been giving the natives lessons from his own books 
on how not to do the right thing in politics and eco- 
nomics. , 

A San Bernardino man drank freely of the 

wine of the country, and then, imagining that he had 
a wife in each ear, began picking them out with a 
fork. It's wonderful wine they make in sunny South- 
ern California. 



If some of those who seek, for entirely selfish 

lude 1 li<- Japanese from this country 
had a fraction of the intelligence of the Japs, they 
would at once see that they are not only affronting a 
highly civilized nation, but trying to keep out of the 
United States an element which would materially 
benefit the land, commercially, industrially and 
intellectually. The loudest shouters for "the rights 
of man" arc generally the first to deny those rights 
to men they do not like. 

After several hundred years of bitter and ex- 
pensive experience, cities generally have come to the 
conclusion that a police force composed of angels 
would go to the bad if used as a political factor to 
influence elections. This is conspicuously true of 
San Francisco. 

President Roosevelt makes a foolish mistake 

when he gets it into his head that he is the American 
"it." There are about 14,000,000 other voting "its" 
in the United States, and every mother's son of them 
thinks he is just as big an "it" as the President is. 

Before the Mayor of Los Angeles exploded his 

$80,000 bribery sensation he should have considered 
the experience of the Oakland clergymen who 
dreamed bad dreams but couldn't give the names 
when called upon to interpret their visions. 

— 1 — What a chance the newspaper wits overlooked 
in the names of the participants in the Busch-Schar- 
rer episode in St. Louis. What grand openings are 
there for plays upon the words "sharer" and "bush !" 
Was Christmas too much for the punsters? 

-Once more we behold our adroit and astute 



friend, David Starr Jordan, in his familiar and favorite 
act of repudiating an interview. Careful newspaper 
men have long since learned that it is safer to quote 
from Jordan's writings than his speakings. 

An Oakland drummer named Covey is being 

sued for divorce by a wife among whose grievances 
is the claim that he boasted to her of his ability to 
win any woman with a wink. Obviously Covey did 
not let his eyelids twitch at home. 

Managers of an overcrowded Y. W. C. A. 

home have decided that "a girl over 35" needs no pro- 
tector. This is fortunate, for the "girl" of that de- 
scription is not likely to get one without buying him 
at a long price. 

— 1 — Part of the New Year's Eve noise was pro- 
duced by the innumerable company of those who 
marked the occasion by climbing on the water wagon 
and promptly falling off again. 

An Iowa farmer gets a $1,000 check from his 

father every time he can coax the stork to visit him. 
Up to this date he has heard from pa twelve, times, 
and he is making plans for future remittances. 

Police developments and other revelations 

concerning San Francisco's walks of the various kinds 
of crime suggests that a grand jury be hired by the 
year and obliged to find indictments every day. 

The Detroit statue of Satan has been attached 

for a debt due to the man who carved it. The devil 
may get most sheriffs, but here is one sheriff who 
gets the devil. 

A Chicago professor says that in music lies the 

"solution of the graft evil." Come, Mayor Schmitz, 
and take down your fiddle and your bow. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 6, 1906 



TWO LETTERS 



BY LOUIS J. STELLMANN 



"MARGARET: 

"That is what I have called you, in my thoughts, 
for the past two weeks — ever since I learned your 
name — so why not put it in the letter? I know that 
it ought to be 'My Dear Miss Evans,' according to 
convention, but I want to write you the way I think 
— and the way I have not the courage to speak. 

"Will you call me a coward when you read this? 
Perhaps so; and, perhaps, I am. It will be less an- 
noying, at any rate, for you, and less painful for me. 
I will not see the displeasure in your face when you 
have read this letter, as I would if I should tell you 
and look into your eyes — and it would hurt. That is 
what I am afraid of, Margaret Evans — for I love you, 
and I've got to let you know it in this coward's way, 
because my love is great and seeks expression. I am 
no longer strong enough to hold it back. 

"But I couldn't tell you this and see your face grow 
grave with disappointment and regret that I had 
spoiled a wholesome friendship, but to bring upon 
you an unpleasant task. Perhaps you wouldn't even 
feel regret or disappointment, but only mild con- 
tempt for one so lacking in discernment that he pre- 
sumed upon mere trifling favors of a short companion- 
ship to ask far more than reason would allow. 

"And yet, we have been good comrades for a fort- 
night, Margaret, you and I. We met — two spirits 
cast adrift on uncongenial waters — and our thought 
crafts touched, until we saw a little of each other's 
souls. Ours might have been an ideal friendship — 
helpful, dispassionate and glad : full of good ; a 
mutual, sympathetic understanding, which pene- 
trates the deeper fibres of the heart and soul, to warm 
with peaceful gladness, but not to stir the feverish 
emotions dormant there. 

"But now that you are going, my starveling heart 
must cry out, greedily, for more — a peevish child 
which stretches forth impotent hands toward the 
moon and squalls in puerile rage because its mother, 
Circumstance, cannot give it possession of the Un- 
attainable. 

"AJi, well, it must be chidden and schooled. But 
still its cry disturbs. The training was not soon 
enough begun. You will forgive me, will you not? 
You will remember only our friendship and forget 
the rest. It will be but a memory, after all, for I shall 
go away to-night — I don't know where — until I am a 
man again, instead of the weak fool that I am now; 
until I train the peevish child to cry no more. 

"Good-night, my friend. Go on your way and let 
the sunlight of your presence shine into the lives of 
other men — nobler and better men, with stronger 
hearts than mine. They need you less, perhaps, but 
they deserve you more. And I. in turn, will find the 
strength I lack in battle with myself — and thoughts 
of you. 

"Good-bye, 
"JOHN FLETCHER." 



him with that congestion of emotions unexpressed 
and inexpressible, which makes of some men poets 
and of others suicides. Fletcher was scarcely aware 
of any physical exertion. When the letter was com- 
plete he placed it in an envelope, which he addressed, 
stamped and sealed with the same rapid motion. 
Then he sat in silence for a long time, his chin sunk 
upon his breast. 

It was probably an hour later when the striking of 
the clock aroused him, and he looked at the letter 
again. 

"After all, why?" he thought. He was a proud man 
and his objective faculties were coming back to him, 
after the period of abandonment. He picked up the 
letter, intending to burn it, but some thought stayed 
his hand, and after a momentary hesitation, he tossed 
it back upon the desk. 

"I had to write it," he told himself, "but she need 



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This was the letter Fletcher wrote. Rapidly, al- 
most feverishly, the words flowed from his pen. Tliev 
were thoughts that welled from his heart — just as 
he put them down ; thoughts which must be ex- 
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not know." He pushed it aside and began anothei 
epistle. 



THE DEADLY SURGE 



"MY DEAR MISS EVANS: 

I am suddenly — practically at a moment's notice — 
summoned on a busines n that will prevent 

my seeing you again before you leave I had counted 
on another day of your companionship, and shall fore- 
very regretfully. 1 don't know how I shall man- 
age without the little talks and confidences which I 
have enjoyed — it were futile to tell you how much — 
since we crossed each other's path: quit by accident. 
wasn't it? 

"I venture to hope that you will not forget me just 
at once when you have returned to your home and 
other friends. We men are vain, you know — and 
like to he remembered. 

"Yours sincerely, 
"JOHN FLETCHER." 

As if fearing- for his resolution. Fletcher removed 
his smoking jacket, donned his street clothes quickly, 
and picking up the letter from where it lay beside the 
other on his desk, hurried out to post it. Then he re- 
turned, destroyed the other letter, and sat down, to 
gaze in a dumb sort of way at the little pile of ashes 
that remained to mark its presence in the grate. About 
noon the next day he awoke in the chair, to find 
that he had slept in his hat and overcoat, that deep, 
dreamless sleep with which an overwrought mind 
sometimes drugs the body to restore the force that 
it has taken, vampire-like, from every nerve and bone 
and muscle. Fletcher arose and stretched himself. 
Then he glanced at the clock incredulously. The 
train he had intended taking was gone hours ago. 

"Only another day," he thought, wearily. "After 
all, what does it matter?" 

He refreshed himself somewhat with a cold bath, 
and started out for his post-meridian breakfast. 

"Got to eat something," he said to his reluctant ap- 
petite. "Got to keep up our strength. There's hard 
work ahead." 

***** 

When Fletcher returned to his apartments some- 
thing made his head swim, and he put his hand to 
his forehead in a strange sort of way. From one of 
the chairs in his drawing room arose a vision that 
looked like Margaret Evans. It held out its hands to 
Fletcher, and there was a light in its eyes such as 
Fletcher had sometimes dreamed might come to those 
of the real Margaret. The hallucination was very 
vivid. It was queer that he should see things like 
this, Fletcher thought, vaguely. Was his brain going? 

The apparition advanced slowly, and Fletcher fan- 
cied that it spoke. Then he saw that it held a letter 
in its hands — the letter he had burned, for there was 
the name, "Margaret," at the head of it, in his own 
handwriting. He seemed to hear the word "John," 
and it sounded very like her voice. 

Fletcher stretched out his arm, as if to ward off 
something, and his hand touched the letter. It 
dropped from the fingers that held it to the floor and 
he could hear it rustle as it fell. 

Then, all of a sudden, the light came and he realized 
that it was not a vision at all, but MiargaretEvans 
in the flesh — and that she had come to him ; that he 
had sent the wrong letter — and that the look in her 
eyes was his answer. He gave a great, wild cry that 
sounded like a sob and stretched forth his arms. The 
woman crept into them, and they closed about her 
hungrily. She laid her head upon his shoulder, and 
as in a dream he sensed the perfume of her hair. 



They closed around him, and as he eyed them un- 
daunted, they seemed to him to be a pack of WOl 
ferocious, menacing. Here and there an angry snarl 
. but he .lid not flinch — they could not frighten 
him. He had an advantageous position, but still 
they far outnumbered him, that close, compact I 
-waving to ami fro as a unit. He thought of their 
Combined power, and yet he did not shudder. No 
sign of fear marred the expression upon his face. Un- 
afraid, he drew himself to hi- full height and looked 
at them imperiously, defiantly. With angry glances 
they returned his gaze, and suddenly, as if' impelled 
by some irresistible force, lurched at him savagely, 
and. when about to crush him, again lunged sullenly 
in the other direction. There crept into his mind the 
thought that he was their plaything, and one laughed. 
a hideous, ghastly cackle, as if the idea of his situa- 
tion were mirthful. Strengthened by the arrival of 
newcomers, they seemed to become bolder, and 
crushed against him. wedging him into what seemed 
to be an inextricable position. Then, with no fore- 
warning, despair seized him and broke down the 
brave demeanor which seemed to have been fortified 
by hope. He weakened. As if beseeching them for 
mercy, he thrust out one lean hand, supporting him- 
self in the surging mass with the other. He uttered 
one forlorn cry, as again they surged toward him. It 
sounded like the wail of some agonized being. 

"Fapees." 

"Transfer," I said, as I handed him a nickel. 

— The Motorman. 

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Gladys Bernard, age 7, as "Jack Topsail," Mildred 
Markle, age 6, as "Princess Charmion," Florin Work- 
hien, age 6, as 'Fairy Queen." Ruth Ormsby, age 4, 
as "Court Jester," Helen Davis, age 10, as "King of 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 6, 1906 



THE GAME AS IT IS PLAYED 



The scene of this characteristic episode is the Con- 
versational Retiring Parlor of the Bavardage Club, 
an institution for females of social and intellectual 
distinction only. Money does not count, though it 
is better to be rich when the Treasurer interviews 
you. The club is continuously surrounded by an at- 
mosphere of mystery. The doctrines of the Kab- 
balas are not more esoteric than its proceedings. Re- 
peated attempts to bribe the recording secretary have 
severally failed. No newspaper reporter or any other 
human being beside the members of the club have 
seen the inside of the Conversational Parlor. A 
description was obtained through stealth, acumen 
and diplomacy. It is finished in fair Flemish. Divans 
surround the walls, on which the members of the 
conversazione are seated, leaning on silken pillows. 
The apartment is heated by a brazier in the center, 
whose glowing coals diffuse warmth and the sense 
of the aesthetic. The ensemble suggests a Greek 
rite to Daphne in progress. The bavardes appear 
at the height of animation. The first remarks appear 
to be a sort of antiphonal chorus, no one in particu- 
lar being responsible: 

"Do you think we had better let her in? Who is 
she? What has she ever done? Are you ladies ready 
to ballot? Yes! No! No! She is an expert 'bridgre' 
player ! Hum ! This pillow isn't very comfortable. 
Thank you, I will have tea. I am not going to vote 
for her. Horrid ! I wish some one would tell me who 
she is. Her name? I don't know. But she's a friend 

of that woman, and that settles her for me. Vote? 

For her? I never voted for anybody in my life. 
When I joined this club I heard seven women had 
blackballed me. And so I made up my mind to 
blackball every woman whose name ever got pre- 
sented. 

Recording Secretary arranges ballot box near 
brazier — white and black balls. Pillows re-adjusted, 
Coals in brazier wink at one another. 

Many Voices — Her gowns ! Sights ! Red and 
green ! Nobody ever heard of her dressmaker. Yes, 
she does belong, they say to the 'Literary Dames.' 
Has no automobile. Likes church. Pshaw! Has 
acted. Hates gossip. Likes her babies. Recites 
poetry. Her name? It's — it's — but anyhow, think of 
it! Oh, for a black ball!" (Every one repeats above 
to every one else.) 

"No, don't know her name. Black-ball her! She 
is very fond of men. Thought at one time of the 
stage. Studies Sanskrit. Walks ten miles every 
morning alone. Is queer. Nobody knows who she 
is. Not for me." 

The President — As some confusion apparently 
exists over the identity of the candidate for admis- 
sion, I will announce that she is the famous artist, 
Antonia Aquilina, one of the most brilliant of modern 
women, and her election would be an honor to the 
club. 

Members severally rise and ballot. Secretary in- 
spects box. Whispers to the President. She then 
announces that the election is unanimous. 

— The Eavesdropper. 



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ADDING BEAUTY TO THE STREETS 



It is necessary only to glance at the frontis 
Ot this issue of the News Letter to understand how 
absurd is the outcry against an overhead trollej for 
the street railways of San Francisco. This frontis- 
piece is a picture of a street in Cologne, down the 
center of which runs a line of overhead trolley poles 
for the electric trains of that beautiful city. 

It is apparent tnat these trolley poles, instead of 
being "hideous and unsightly," as the snarlers and 
kickers "agin the corporations" are pleased to call 
them, are in reality ornamental. Instead of marring 
the beauty of the thoroughfare, they enhance it. 
Artistic in design, the poles constitute a line of 
graceful structures, bearing, in addition to the trol- 
ley wires, bright electric lights, which are handsome 
by day as well as useful at night. 

Around the base of each pole is a refuge station for 
the safety of persons crossing the street when it !s 
crowded, or while awaiting a car. It is a fair esti- 
mate that more personal injuries may be avoided in a 
year by the presence of these safety stations alone 
than are sustained by falling overhead wires in dou- 
ble the period. Moreover, the poles may be utilized 
for fire and police signal boxes, and for street signs 
and other purposes for which poles of some kind are 
always needed in a city's streets. 

The charge of unsightliness which has been 
brought against overhead" trolleys falls to the ground 
at once upon examination. It would never have been 
brought by any but people ignorant of the existence 
of any kind of overhead trolley poles other than those 
now in use in San Francisco. If some of these ignor- 
ant persons should visit the European cities where 
the ornamental poles are installed, they would, if 
honest — which many of them are not — at once alter 
their opinions of the unsightliness. 

Also, trolleys of the kind shown in the illus- 
tration are confined to the middle of the street, are 
well clear of the houses, and cannot in any way in- 
terfere with the work of the firemen in case of con- 
flagration, as those of the old type have sometimes 
done. Thus falls to the ground another of the griev- 
ances against the overhead trolley. 

But there is more yet to be said. It should be re- 
membered that the money which would be expended 
needlessly in adopting the underground conduit sys- 
tem for conveying the electric current might to far 
better advantage be applied to other purposes, in 
directions where betterment of service is most de- 
manded. It would, for example, be far better to ex- 
pend the money in additional lines, on other streets 
and to greater distances. This city is growing so 
rapidly that more unes of cars are being demanded 
with more and more emphasis every day. The con- 
gestion of traffic during the rush hours of morning 
and evening would be materially relieved by ad- 
ditional routes of travel, which might be secured with 
the money that is required for the costly under- 
ground conduit system. Improved types of cars 
and other improvements are also needed, and some 
of the money could be invested in them. 

If there were less disposition to jump at conclu- 
sions without adequate analysis, there would be less 
hue and cry without any reason against an enter- 
prise that is of such vital moment to the public as the 
street railway system. The facts are that New York 



ami Washington are the onlj cities in this country 
having the underground conduit system; 1'" 
having tried it, found it a failure, and abandoned it ; 
New York and Washington have ii only in pari 

of their systems; most of the large European cities. 

such as Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Hamburg, 

Cologne, Darmstadt, and Others, have rejected the 
underground conduit as undesirable, and even those 

few that still retain it to small extent, such as Lon- 
don, Paris and Berlin, are no longer adding to its al- 
ready insignificant mileage. As far as beauty is con- 
1 lined, compare the street of Cologne with .Market 
street — the former with its overhead trolleys, the 
latter with its underground "slot." 

When it is considered that the underground con- 
duit system is exposed to constant damage from for- 
eign objects which are constantly getting into it, 
not infrequently causing short circuits and loss of 
life, and that when out of order an excavation must 
be made in the street to repair the damage, it is plain 
that, when combined with the other recommendations 
is the ready accessibility for repair of the overhead 
trolley, the superiority of the overhead trolley for 
rapid transit, short delays and general satisfaction 
in a congested street is not to be gainsaid. 

What are wanted in San Francisco are more lines 
of cars, better cars, swifter transit and a system sub- 
ject to a minimum of delays. Such can be supplied 
with the overhead trolley, but not with the under- 
ground conduit. 





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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




Another Mining Mystery. 

Ready made ingots, chips off some neighboring 
planet, whirling around us in space — ingots of iron, 
massed with silver and gold, only requiring separa- 
tion by the smelter, to be picked up without the 
usual formalities of mining, are the latest quest of 
the prospector. This is a new tale of the shore, which 
in a measure offsets the sea-serpent story of the men 
who traverse the ocean depths — men who get as little 
credence from landsmen, when they tell the truth 
as they do for the yarns they spin. This, however, 
is a newspaper story which, of course, will vouch for 
its veracity. Many years ago, so the story goes, 
probably in the prehistoric period, a gigantic meteor 
hurled into space motiveless, accidentally hit this 
planet with such velocity that it drove itself 600 feet 
below the earth's surface coating, at a point in the 
section now known as Northern Arizona. There 
must have been a terrific explosion when this im- 
mense projectile made a bullseye of the latest candi- 
date for Statehood, for fragments of it are now found 
scattered all over the country for miles around. These 
fragments, when analyzed, were found to be pure 
iron, running high in gold and silver, and the finders 
of one are richly rewarded, as the smelters, it is said, 
pay $100 a ton for all they can get. One of these 
fragments was as large as a box car, so one can get 
an approximate idea of what the meteor itself is like. 
An iron company is now engaged sinking from the 
bottom of the 600 foot hole punched by the meteor, 
and is now down 400 feet, with the expectation that 
at least 1,000 feet of depth will have to be gained be- 
fore the apex of this celestial wonder will be exposed. 
The place where it disappeared is now named Devil's 
Canyon, so the truthful journalist says, and in the 
same breath takes another whack at the Standard Oil 
Company and John Rockefeller, virtually accusing 
them of conspiracy with the iron company to solve 
the secrets of his santanic majesty; to rob him of his 
hidden treasure. But then it only adds to the merits 
of a story, at this period, to have the opportunity, 
apparently well grounded, to place another charge 
of criminality against this good man and his business 
associates. This is the only clue to the location of 
this new wonder of the age, which is as mysteriously 
hidden and as carefully guarded as the "Scotty" 
bonanza mine, lest, perhaps, some prospector might 
drift into the vicinity, and walk off with a fragment 
or so in his jeans. Lovers of the mystical will 
doubtless now feel inclined to pray that a wandering 
meteor of the kind will not meet "Scotty" in his 
travels, ending a career which even the "bogy" men 
of the desert have failed to cut short. 
* * * 

Gas Merger Closed. 

The big gas merger was closed on Tuesday last by 
the payment of $13,151,000 in coin to the Union Trust 
Company by N. Hi. H.dsey & Co., of New York, in 
payment for the deposited stock of the San Francisco 
Gas and Electric Company and that of the California 
Gas and Electric Corporation. This ends the cor- 
porate existence of the two last named companies, 
which are merged and in full control of the Pacific 
Gas and Electric Company on the terms already pub- 



January 6, 1906 

lished. I. W. Hellman, president of the Union Trust 
Company, Robert Watt, its vice-president, and Cap- 
tain A. Hi Payson, for the bondholders, will be a 
committee of three which will have an absolute veto 
power in any matter pertaining to the bonds and 
financial affairs of the corporation. It will be gener- 
ally hoped that now this strung combination has been 
formed, the corporation will be permitted to develop 
its plans for improving its service and receive due 
consideration for its announced intention to do all 
in its power to make this service as complete as pos- 
sible, free from any handicapping upon the part of 
political mountebanks. 

Monthly Dividend Payments. 

Ihe following stocks were quoted ex-dividend on 
luesday last, January 2d: Honokaa Sugar Company. 
regular monthly, 10 cents per share; Claremont Oil 
Company, regular monthly, 1 cent per share; Ameri- 
can National Bank, regular semi-annual, at the rate 
of s per cent per annum ; San Francisco National 
Bank, regular semi-annual, at the rate of 6 per cent 
per annum ; German Savings and Loan, regular semi- 
annual ; Humboldt Savings Bank, regular semi-an- 
nual ; Mutual Savings Bank, regular semi-annual; 
San Francisco Savings Union, regular semi-annual ; 
Savings and Loan Society, regular semi-annual; 
Security Savings Bank, regular semi-annual; Union 
Trust Company, regular semi-annual ; the Tonopah 
.Midway Mining, a dividend of 5 cents; the American 
Smelting and Refining Company, regular quarterly 
dividend of i}4 per cent on the preferred stock; the 
United States Reduction and Refining Company, 
regular quarterly dividend of one and one-half per 
cent on the preferred stock ; the Guggenheim Explora- 
tion Company, a regular quarterly dividend of one 
and three-quarters per cent on the capital stock. 
* * * 

A Flourishing Institution. 

The annual statement of the Hibernia Savings 
and Loan Society, showing its condition and the value 
of its assets and liabilities on December 3, 1905, 
speaks for itself as regards the financial solidity and 
the steady growth of this popular and prosperous in- 
stitution. Even' year the statement published shows 
an increase in the assets which represents just so 
much money gained during the preceding twelve 



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montl ight enough evidence of the continual 

and steady development oi tlic bank's l>u- 
and also ol the confidence reposed in it l>> the 
community. The t->t.il ire up at the 

.»f the year 1905, $64,63 oi which 

represented by l-'irst Mortgages <>n 
real estate. $171335,289.95 in bonds of the United 
Stales, with cash on hand amounting t'> $t,957'3*& 
The deposits amount t.> $61,176,127.03, and the re- 
serve fund to $3,459,630.91. 

* * » 

Pine-Street Market. 

I'll- mining market on Pino street has been very ac- 
tive during the week in the new Nevada shares, with 

a range of fluctuations wide enough to enable dealers 
to make some large profits. The most active stocks 
were North Star. MacXamara. Kendal and St. [ves. 
The trend of public favor seem.- to be toward the 
lower priced stocks, which are subject to fluctuations, 
and not a small portion of the demand, strange to say. 
is coming from the East lately. The Comstocks have 
also shown more activity, and the leaders have been 
in better demand, although any gains in prices have 
been merely nominal. It is safe to say that a good de- 
velopment in ore in any of the old mines on the 
lode would bring back the speculative element to Pine 
street in as strong force as ever, notwithstanding the 
new attractions which may engage their attention for 

the moment. 

* * * 

Splendid Showing. 

The eighty-seventh semi-annual report of the San 
Francisco Savings and Loan Union, just made pub- 
lic, makes a fine showing of that sturdy institution's 
business and resources. It also reflects high credit 
upon the gentlemen who have been entrusted with 
the conduct of the union's affairs. The deposits are 
in excess of $34,000,000, there is over $1,350,000 casn 
on hand, and a reserve and contingent fund of more 
than $1,000,000. The total assets amount to exactly 
$36,483,S9I74- 

The gross earnings of the California Northwestern 
Railway Company for November amounted to $138,- 
625, an increase of $23,068, as compared with Novem- 
ber^ 1904. The net earnings were $54,7 2 4, an increase 
of $30,717. The surplus was $26,716, an increase ol 
$29,756. From July 1st to November 30th the gross 
earnings were $856,530, an increase of $86,038; net 
earnings, $406,872, an increase of $152,663, and sur- 
plus, $266,989, an increase of $148,017. 

A seat on the New York Stock Exchange has sold 
' for $97,500 — the latest quotation and a new high- 
record. It is noted in connection with this rapid in- 
crease in valuation that there has been no increase 
of membership in this very exclusive body during the 
past twenty-five years. 

* * * 
The Onomea Sugar Company paid a dividend of 
40 cents per share yesterday. The next dividend de- 
clared will be at the rate of 30 cents, until further no- 
tice. 



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On Parting the Name in the Middle. 

"I wonder why it is," said the man in the corner, 
"that most men who part their names in the middle, 
after they have reached years of discretion, get into 
trouble, shortly after their appeal for social recogni- 
tion ?" 

"Well, who is your victim ?" said the short man ; 
"or are you just relieving yourself of accumulated 
thought?" 

"1 was thinking of Bob Mitchell," said the other. 
"Years ago when liob Mitchell was one of Buck's 
Business Men, and held high place at the Manhattan 
Club, every one thought him a clever young fellow. 
His presence added something of an air of respecta- 
bility to Buck's gatherings, and the boys liked to 
be seen talking with him. You see, it was under- 
stood that if he wanted to, he might have become 
a social swell at any moment, and it gave some of 
the push a distant touch of high society to slap .Mit- 
chell on the shoulder and call him 'Bob.' None of 
the wise guys ever thought Robert would set the 
world a-fire, but he was above the ordinary run of 
follies. For that reason it was that Buck took him 
up. Chris had a way of picking up a serviceable 
young man, who by education and breeding was 
above the mob, and making him part of the machine. 
But none of those young men parted their names in 
the middle. The push would stand -for much if the 
old man said so, but not even he could have forced 
them to back a statesman with a split name. 

"Mitchell did so well in the old days, and after- 
wards when he was associated with 1'ierson, that he 
was called 'Prosperous Bob.' But he couldn't stand 
prosperity. He wanted to .yet rich in a hurry. To 
that end he quit the law, and became a stock broker, 
with offices under the Palace Hotel. It was then 
that he bloomed out as R. Brent Mitchell. From 
that moment may be traced the beginning of his end. 
He was connected with the Brent family of Maryland 
and he used the name as part of his stock in trade 
to catch the gudgeons who may be always found 
nibbling at any net that may drag them into a closer 
contact with real society. Bob also tried to live up 
to the old name, and in doing so squandered much 
money. Now he and his friends will tell you his 
failure was due to unexpected conditions on Wall 
street, but I insist he went to smash simply because 
he parted his name in the middle. If a man starts 
out in life that way, carrying a label to prove the 
foolishness of his parents, he is to be pitied. But if, 
after reaching middle age he parts his name in the 
middle, without any excuse except his own vanity, 
then trouble will surely overtake him. Who ever 
heard of a great man who parted his name in the 
middle? How would J. Christopher Columbus look 
in print? Or H. Daniel Webster? Or R. Sam Short- 
ridge? Or T. Teddie Greenway? True, we have 
had some splitters, among whom I now recall T. Dan- 
iel Prawley. But there are always exceptions, and 
T. Daniel was always exceptional. Beware, my sou, 
of the man who parts his name in the middle. He 
is on a par with the gentleman with heavy whiskers, 
a close shaven upper lip, and a white tie." 



NEWS LETTER. January 6, 1906 

Lively Mid-Winter Jinks. 

No club in town had a better show during the 
holidays than that given by the Press Club at its 
.\1 id-Winter Jinks last Saturday night. It was the 
most enjoyable entertainment the club has had for 
many moons, and the gentlemen in charge of the 
affair should be given a vote of thanks. A most 
delightful feature of the programme was the sing- 
ing by the Westminster Qtiintette and the Westmin- 
ster choir boys — young Englishmen now touring the 
world. They alone were well worth hearing, and the 
whole programme was excellent. 

* * * 

Bohemians Were Jolly. 

At the Bohemian Club, W. H. Smith was the sire 
of the jinks. The Bohemians enjoyed dinner, a 
Christmas tree, and a pantomime written by C. B. 
Fernald. Harry Melvin, of Oakland, was Lord of 
the Tree, and gave out the holiday offerings to the 
members. Governor Pardee not being present, Judge 
Melvin had no opportunity to give the Governor what 
was coming to him. Melvin's friends say he will 
hand out something to Pardee at a later date. 

* * * 

Fun at the Cosmos. 

At the Cosmos Club there was feasting and frivol- 
ity. A paper, written by Judge John Hunt, was read 
at the dinner, and the diners then left the room. No 
doubt they would have left the dining room whether 
Judge Hunt's paper had been read or not, but the 
fact remains that they did leave the room as soon 
as his paper had been read. It was not announced 
that there would be a second Hunt paper. Some of 
the members — those who retired earliest from the 
board — thought there would be a second edition of 
Hunt. This was an error. There was only one 
paper by Judge Hunt. Enough, says the philosopher, 
is as good as a feast. The Cosmos members are not 
noted as feasters. After hearing Hunt's paper, the 
club members went upstairs and became desperate 
gamblers and road agents. Some things drive some 
men to drink, and other men to crime. After Hunt's 
paper had been read at the Cosmos Club, half the 
household thought themselves desperate characters 
from the pages of Bret Harte. The only thing that 
prevented a general uprising was the presentation 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



»3 



ifta by Santa Cla.ua, The old gentleman tamed 

the wild spirits of the club and caused them t 
get their troubles. 

* • * 

Comfort for Strawberry Blondes. 

A new claimant for fame has arisen in our midst. 
This scientist says the red-headed man should be 
happy, because he is not subject to baldness. It' you 

would not have bald-headed sons look reproachfully 
at you in the after years, marry a red-headed woman. 

Then will your children rise up and call you blessed. 

Our scientific friend says that one red hair is as 
thick as three brown hairs or five fair hairs. Therefore 
it takes less red hair to cover the head. Thirty thou- 
sand red hairs will cover any old head, but it would 
take 90.000 brown hairs, or at least 150,000 fair hairs, 
to cover the same skull. This information must he 
very satisfying to Fitzsimmons, the most famous 
red-headed man of modern times. 

* * * 

A Loss to Bohemia. 

The death of the "youngest Bohemian" on Christ- 
mas day brought a note of sadness into the club fes- 
tivities. The news that little "Davy" Hetzel was 
dyingf reached San Francisco just as some of the Bo- 
hemian Club members were tying a Christmas box 
for Santa Clans to take to the little fellow. The 
"youngest Bohemian" was born three years ago dur- 
ing the midsummer jinks. His father was caretaker 
at Bohemia Grove, and the Brothers of the Owl were 
mightily pleased when the stork left its precious 
burden. Uncle George Bromley, the "Oldest Bohem- 
ian," proposed the "youngest Bohemian" for member- 
ship, and he was enthusiastically voted "Littlest 
Brother of the Brood." Not only were his dues re- 
mitted, but a purse of $2,000 was given to him from 
the Bohemian Club as a christening gift. This was 
placed in the bank to his credit, to be used when he 
was twenty-one. Uncle George declared that for a 
babv the youngest Bohemian was a "good fellow" 
through and through. He would "ride a cock horse to 
Bambury Cross" on the shakiest knee in the club, and 
did not object to smoke rings blown in his chubby 
face, or anv other old thin,?. He was the especial pet 
of the Old Guard of the club, and he lorded it over 
them during the midsummer jinks. The little life 
that went out with the dawn on Christmias morning 
will throw a cloud over the next jinks for those who 
loved "Davy" Hetzel, the youngest Bohemian. 

* * * 

That Bowen Affair. 

Not since Oakland was put on the map as a church 
town has there been such a hubub as the defalcation 
of the demure little Baptist postmistress, Lulu 
Bowen, has caused. Mrs. Brown, the wealthy Oak- 
land woman who may be held responsible for the 
money, is one of the most interesting women in Oak- 
land. She is a daughter of the late caoitalist, Delger, 
from whom she inherited a large fortune. She is in- 
tensely religious, and devotes large sums of monev 
to religious charities. The Baptist church at which 
the Bowen familv worship is usually called "Mrs. 
Brown's Church," because she founded it several 
years ago. when the management of the existing 
church did not please her. "Very well: I'll have a 
church of my own," she said, when the deacons dis- 
agreed with her views, and forthwith she built a 
church, hired a minister, and set up a little kingdom 
of God after her own plans. She drew a large part of 
the congregation with Eer, among them the Bowen 
family. And it was partly to reward their loyalty 



that Mr*. Brawn asked for the position of postmis- 
tress, and then turned the office and Salar] Over to 
Lulu Bowen. The fact that there is "a man in the 

case" is particularly distressing to Mrs. Brown, 
whose openly expressed views on the subject of man 

have never been very complimentary to the mascu- 
line sex. Heretofore the fact that an applicant fot 
charit) was a devout Church-goer has been an 

sesame to Mrs. Brown's purse. But now that she 
has had her confidence shaken $7,000 worth, it may be 
that she will begin to think that psalm singing and 
Sill sometimes make covenant. 

Everett Brown, the assistant district attorney, is 
very wroth that his mother should have been im- 
posed on, and if he had his way. Mrs. Brown would 
fight the question of her legal responsibility for the 
defalcation to the very end. "Evic" Brown is known 
as a good fighter. During his four vears at Berkelev 
he was manager of the foot ball team, and his brother 
David filled that same important position at Stanford. 
When Greek met Greek was mild to the wrangles 
when Brown met Brown in football session. The 
Brown familv count all the influential Oaklanders 
among their friends, so it was an easy matter for the 
young lawyer to get the appointment in the district 
attorney's office, and a still easier matter for the 
mother to get MUss Bowen into the branch post- 
office. 

* * * 
Exclusive Berkeleyites. 

The growth of Berkeley as a residential suburb for 
the more sedate and dignified of our citizens here- 
abouts has been accompanied by the influx to the 
University town of large numbers of persons of mod- 
erate means and still more moderate manners and cul- 
tivation. This has served to distress greatly the more 
select Berkeley circles, with the result that the ex- 
clusive families are drawing their skirts much tighter 
than ever before, and at once shunning and regretting 
the inflowing tide of mere ordinary persons. An in- 
ner set has been formed in Berkeley that is more 
exclusive than any that exists on this side of the bay. 



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14 
The De Young's Vaudeville. 

Each year the New Year's, eve guests of Mr. and 
Mrs. M. H. de Young say that the entertainment is 
the best ever given by them, and this year's mile 
stone is no exception. Certain it is. that it would 
have been difficult, off or on the professional stage, 
to see anything more enchanting or spectacular than 
the vaudeville that marked the passing of 1905 and 
the coming of the young year. Dr. H. I. Stewart took 
charge of the music, and the stage was splendidly 
managed by Frank Blair. As New Year's eve fell on 
Sunday, the guests were bidden for 10:30, and shortly 
after n o'clock sat down to supper, served in the ball 
room, turning the affair into a cafe chantarit. The 
programme was given just after 12 o'clock, while the 
guests were still sociably seated at the tables. Later, 
dancing engaged the attention of the young folks, 
including one of the most notable social affairs ever 
given in this city. 

Miss Ethyl Hager, who is always expected to do 
something clever, lived up to her reputation, giving, 
with W. H'. Smith, Jr., a stunt from "Spring 
Chicken." Mr. Smith appeared later as Shylock in 
a "modernization" of "The Merchant of Venice," 
which was in truth a burlesque on the characteriza- 
tion recently given for charity. The others who 
played in this burlesque, which was written by Mrs. 
W. A. Deane, were Miss Alice Hacrer, Miss Frances 
Stewart, MSss Helen de Young, Thomas Eastland, 
Frank Mathieu. Frank Owen and Courtney Ford. 

Miss Marie Pickering, one of the season's debu- 
tantes. Miss Pearl Landers. Miss Constance de 
Young. Miss Ednah Davis. Mrs. Kimble, Miss Ber- 
nice Wilson, Ray Baker. Courtney Ford, Thomas 
Eastland, Gordon l.romfield. Baldwin Wood, Cleve 
Baker and Charles de Young contributed the first 
part of the programme. The last part, the swing 
song from "The Rollicking Girl." will be talked of 
for many a dav. In this, the princinal parts were 
taken bv Miss Helen Baily. Miss Bessie Wilson, Miss 
Helen de Youne and Mrs. Kimble, assisted by the full 
chorus. Beautiful girls in stunning costumes, clever 
men equally well gotten up. and every possible stage 
accessory made the occasion something to remember. 



A Shock for Benny. 

Benny Benjamin, one of the veterans of the Chroni- 
cle, was given a genuine surprise at the Christmas 
jinks held by the staff of his naper. Each year the 
jinks is the occasion of the bestowal of a lot of josh 
presents, and Benny heard that this year he was to 
be the specially sinsrled-out victim. The thing was 
harped upon so much that he began to worrv, and 
when city editor Simpson began urging upon him 
that he needed a tnupee, concluded that his superior 
had tipped off his hand. Finally the mysterious 
talk about his present became so prevalent that he 
threatened not to attend the jinks, and it was onlv 
throusrh hard begginsr that he was persuaded to be 
on hand. When the time for bestowing Benny's 
present came. Simpson, who was master of cere- 
monies, unearthed a big package that looked as if :t 
might hold a whole hair store, let alone a touper. 
Bennv became panic stricken and nearly bolted. But 
Simnson delivered his speech, in which he told how 
the recipient of the present was beloved bv the whole 
staff, who had bought him a present which would 
greatly improve his appearance, and they hoped he 
would always wear it. Then the box was delivered, 
and Benny began digging. In the center of a whole 
lot of packing he found about the handsomest watch 



January 6, 1906 

that could be bought in town. Benny nearly broke 

down in his speech of acceptance, and he still looks 

as pleased as a millionaire with a new automobile. 
* * * 

Racing Evil and Frauds. 

One of the most striking evidences I have seen of 
the evils of horse-racing is afforded by the spectacle 
of scores of boys, many of them hardly more than 
infants, selling "sporting extrys" and racing guides 
on the street. They swarm about the street cars and 
are at every corner with their yells that their papers 
pick the winners, and glib talk of the turf falls with 
sickening ease from their baby lips. They are grow- 
ing up in a school of crime, and are treading the path 
that Blaker, Pembroke and Schneider followed. That 
men should have knowledge of the racing game and 
all that goes with it, is demoralizing to the com- 
munity. But that the growing children should ex- 
plore its slimy depths, should be able to patter off the 
names of horses, the jockeys and the odds, is as piti- 
ful a thing as I have ever seen, and one full of menace 
for our future. 

Aside from moral considerations, these boys are 
persistent nuisances. They clamber aboard the street 
cars in swarms, yelling lustily in the ears of passen- 
gers, thrusting their "dope sheets" under every nose, 
persisting in their endeavors to sell. Fagin's school 
for crime was a Sunday-school compared with this 
race-track kindergarten. 

The advertising space taken up by the "dockers," 
or men who sell daily tips on the races, led me to 
make inquiries into this branch of the evil. I noticed 
that each day they told- of the winners they had 
picked the day before, and on the surface it looked 
as though they were really picking winners. But an 
old racing man told me how they bluff the public. 




■i ^Tli.LEZY DRILL 
PREOWIO 

presidio 
act 



PRESIDIO 
TERRACE 



is only*20 minutes'ride'from the"heart\)f the'city.'but^the 
change is wonderful. It is virtually Pa suburban home, 
where nature is seen at her best in green lawns and plant 
and tree growth and the children are free from dangers 
attendant upon life in the ordinary city street. 

Its location on the First Avinue Boulevard, opposite 
Washington Street, is ideal. A stroll ovor the Presidio 
Reservation is very pleasant. The golf links are an at- 
traction, and the spirited army drills afford entertainment. 

From homes in the Terrace a panoramic view extend- 
ing east from the ocean and including Golden Gate Park, 
the Affiliated Colleges and other features of !the city is 
obtainable. 

There is much more to tell about the Terrace. To 
learn them consult 

BALDWIN ® HOWELL §i N ?0 FR T AN S c T isco 



January 6. 1906 

1 have, their announcements that 
■■I Thing" or "Sure Shot," which they tipped the 
day b m at ten to on< n't it ? 

But here is a sample of the tip: "If the track i^ - 
and he is not too heavily weighted, < "..mil Thing 
win." The next day in 'lie advertisement comes this 
announcement: "We said yesterday 'Good Thing will 
win.' " To be sure. It might as well have hern said 
that he would win if he wasn't beaten. Those who 
buy tlie tips see into this method later, and 

quit. But you know the old savins,' about tin- ab- 
sence of race-suicide tendencies in the fool family. 

* * * 

College Thespians. 

Xot to be outdone by the longer-established clubs, 
the University of California club gave a dramatic 
entertainment last Saturday night at its club rooms 
on Union Square, which was as creditable to the 
members taking part as it was enjoyable to those 
who witnessed it. It was a parody on George Ade's 
"College Widow," and was called "The College Wid." 
It was also called, on the programme, a picturesque 
melodrama. It was picturesque, but more melodious 
than melodramatic. In fact, it was funny and enter- 
taining in the extreme. 

* * * 

Bob Evans' Ambition. 

It is reported from Washington that Rear-Admiral 
Robley D. Evans, popularly — although not wholly 
righteously — known as "Fighting Bob," is probably 
to be made vice-Admiral by special act of Congress 
this year. This has been the goal of Bob Evans' am- 
bition for years. He has struggled, maneuvered, ca- 
joled, blustered, posed and talked — talked — talked 
to this end without ceasing. If he does get this mark 
of special favor, he will be lucky, but it will be a bad 
thing for the morale of the service, for while Bob 
Evans is unquestionably a good officer, he is not 
more so than plenty of others. He has the faculty of 
playing successfully to the gallery, and has tact and 
discretion enough to make himself solid with those 
who can I elp him. He has been ably press-agented 
and has m: -laged to keep perennially in the lime light 
— but there are other officers, more modest, with bet- 
ter title to the sobriquet of "Fighting," and with 
higher all-around ability than this same Bob Evans. 

* * * 

Dramatizing the Indians. 

The report that Charles Frohman is preparing for 
production a play by William C. and Cecil de Mille, 
descriptive of the American Indian before the arrival 
of the white man, suggests the possibility that in this 
play Henry E. Dixey may find a fulfillment of his 
dream of years. "Adonis" Dixey, as he is popularly 
called, tried for a long time to get away from farce 
comedies and extravaganzas, and he told me once, 
in the cafe of a Boston hotel, that he believed the 
great American drama of the generation should be 
one relating to the American Indian. He often spoke 
to his friends about this, and about twelve years ago 
he offered a round sum of money to a playwright 
who would write a play with none but Indian char- 
acters in it, the leading role adapted to himself. 

* * * 

Are We Provincial? 

Possibly the most positive proof that the provin- 
cial spirit still exists here is the "follow your leader" 
way that the game of society is played. Peopleare 
afraid to depart a quarter of an inch from convention- 
ality. Now and then an original spirit like Ethyl 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



15 



) a jolt, but prankish people are 
raged here, as the) arc in New York 
ty, and the) BOOn readjust themselves to the con- 
ventional attitude, Even "Addie" Mizner at times 
acted like other people when his address was San 
Francisco, but in New York he is trying to out- 
llarry Ilarrx l.chr, and is making headway. The 
San Francisco li">tess did not appreciate the wit of 

Coyly displaying bare feel in patent leather pumps, 
and the SOCkleSS stunt did not bring Addison great 
repute, as it would in Newport. A local society leader 
thought him ticketed for Xapa when he called around 
the morning after a function and gravely offered to 
buy up the empty bottles. "Are you really going into 
the 'rags, bottles, sacks' business?" she asked when 
her breath came Buttering back. "I don't fawncy 
the rags and sacks end of it," responded Addie, "but 
the bottle appeals to me, don't you know. What's 
the difference between dealing in full bottles of 
champagne and empty ones?" But the bottle busi- 
ness didn't catch on, and so it was with any number 
of brilliant ( ?) stunts that would have given Newport 
the merry giggles, and Mizner obeyed the inner voice 
which said, "Young man, go East." But after all, a 
certain amount of conventional restraint spells 
"balance," so we need not feel so very bad about 
'fessing up to provinciality. 

* * * 

Count Serra's Promotion. 

Count Serra, Italian Consul General at this port, 
has been appointed Italian Minister to Venezuela, 
and will probably assume his duties at Caracas early 
in the new year. Count Serra and his wife are very 
popular among their large circle of local acquaint- 
ances. He comes of an ancient Italian family. Mrs. 
Serra was a Miss Long, of Baltimore. Her family is 
well known among the Southern set. 

* * * 

The Women Golfers. 

The golf enthusiasts of the fashionable world are 
looking forward with much interest to the first an- 
nual competition for the women's championship of 
California, which will be played on the links of the 
San Francisco Golf and Country Club, in this city, 
from January 22d to 27th inclusive, under the aus- 
pices of the California Women Golfers' Association. 
The fact that the latter organization has for its presi- 
dent, Miss Ada N. Smith, vice-president, Mrs. H. H. 
Sherwood, secretary and treasurer, M|rs. R. Gilman 
Brown, assistant secretary, Mrs. C. M. Shannon, and 
on its executive committee such as Miss Edith Chese- 
brough, Mrs. F. W. Seymour, Mrs. J. Leroy Nickel, 
Mrs/Edward Silent, Mrs. P. E. Bowles, Mb;. Alexan- 
der Reynolds, Mrs. W. F. George, Mrs. E. S. Hunter, 
Mlrs. W. G. Miller, and Mrs. W. T. Bishop, augurs 
well for the success of the event. 



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January 6, 1906 



On an Interesting Mission. 

It is said that Andy Clunie and Jim Budd are on 
their way to New York to tell Mr. Hughes what they 
really know about crooked insurance men and deals. 
It is feared, however, that before Clunie and Budd 
reach New York, the insurance investigation will 
have passed into history. Of course, they will try 
to get a special session of the committee to hear 
their little tales of woe, but they may not succeed. 
Thus it is that honest, frank, open, energetic men, 
who have nothing to conceal, and who are even ready 
to devote four weeks in their effort to reach New 
York, may be prevented by reason of the slowness 
of trains from adding their testimony to that which 
has already done so much to increase the gayety of 
the nation. 

* * * 

Davis' Odd Freaks. 

Mrs. Bessie La France, housekeeper of the late 
Samuel Davis, says Davis would often return to- his 
rooms with strings and buttons he had picked up in 
the streets. Once or twice he brought home empty 
barrels. Those are the barrels for which the con- 
testants in the Davis case are fighting. But they are 
not empty — yet. 

* * * 

Is Tipping a Necessity of Life? 

Judge Graham has a new question to settle. Query: 
Should a court make an allowance from an estate for 
the payment of tips? Mrs. Monnier, widow of 
the wine merchant, demands a monthly allowance of 
$700. In showing the necessity for this amount, she 
said she had to tip the chambermaid so much and the 
elevator boys so much, and so much to this servant 
and to that. She considered the tips usual and neces- 
sary. Tipping, indeed, has become an established 
custom in this land of the free. But will the court 
recognize the custom and make allowance accord- 
ingly? That is the question on which Judge Graham 
has the opportunity of making a reputation for wis- 
dom that will put Solomon in the shade. 

* * * 

Hotaling's "Shylock" Accent. 

The ghost of the charity performance of "The Mer- 
chant of Venice" is not yet laid. Perhaps it is be- 
cause this ghost has an accent that he is so hard to 
exorcise. Discussion still stalks the land as to the 
merits and demerits of the performance. The Jewish 
people are prejudiced against a Shylock with an ac- 
cent. Thev say that Mr. Hotaling's inflection was 
that of a Polish Jew, a modified shade of the accent 
that the Hebrew impersonator uses. Now the Latin 
Jew, be he Spanish, Portuguese or Italian, has not 
the same vocal peculiarities as the Polish, German 



or Russian Jew. The sticklers believe that since Mr. 
Hotaling chose to play Shylock with an accent, he 
might have been a little more careful about getting 
the right accent. 

This question of Shylock's accent opens up a new 
field for the Shakespearean societies. It has often 
been said that Shakespeare himself would not be eli- 
gible to a modern Shakespearean society, so finely 
do they split hairs. If it is decided that Shylock 
is to have the accent of the Latin Jew, even Dave 
Warfield will have to take a few tucks "in his Polish 
accent, should he essay the part. Meanwhile con- 
noisseurs of the Semitic language are "knocking" 
Mr. Hotaling's accent, which they claim spoiled an 
otherwise creditable performance. "Willie" Smith, 
who played the part in the burlesque at the De Young 
vaudeville, had a "Dago" accent, which was irresist- 
ibly funny, but would probably not be accepted by 
the Shakespearean societies. 

* * * 

Pathologic Small Talk. 

It is no longer the thing to hide one's ailments un- 
der the rose. Appendicitis was so fashionable that 
people did not mind speaking about it above a whis- 
per, and that paved the way for what might be called 
"diseased conversation." Livers and "sich" are tea 
table topics, and even coy little debutantes do not 
mind telling their men friends about their awful in- 
digestion, caused by late suppers. When Mrs. Pem- 
broke Jones was out here she was entertained at din- 
ner by one of our leaders, and she confided in the man 
at her side that she "couldn't look her liver in the 
face before she left New York." Naturally, the local 
fashionables took their cue, and conversation has be- 
come almost as pathologic as in London, where they 
go into minutest details. "Do you enjoy skating?" 
I heard a man ask a popular society woman. "Yes," 
she replied, "and then, you know, it's good to shake 
up one's liver." 

* * * 

Unchristian Ignorance. 

The "Christian Age," published in London, re- 
cently had an article descriptive of Stanford Univer- 
sity. It was filled with errors. To start with, the 
University was called "Stanford University." Then 
the wonderfully beautiful mosaic of the Sermon on 
the Mount, on the Memorial Church, was described 
as a painting by Italian artists. The "Christian Age" 
should be more careful of facts. 

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avenue, are building individual furniture — to order. 

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January 6. igo6 
Oakland Has the Fever. 

The skating microbe revived, fed and nurtured 
in San Francisco has spread its deadly infection until 
it has at last reached < 'alriand. 

At first very little attention was paid to it, even 
the press not thinking it worthy of mention, but the 
bacteria throve insidiously and the worst is feared, 
for it has brought societ) to its feet. I Oakland is on 
a quiet skate. Morning after morning bunches 
of fat matrons and lean maidens wended their way 
to the rinks only to he met by portly dowagers and 
fairv debutantes, each group of would-be rollers, 
hugging the delusion that they were doing the "pas 
seul." Each laughed at the other and then being dis- 
covered combined forces for the "survival of the fit- 
test." The next step was to make a grand coup — the 
sheep were separated from the goats. Invitations 
were given a la Mrs. Astor — but alas! they who 
thought they had but to ask to receive found them- 
selves confronted by stern fate in the shape of the 
lessee of the rink who, although great pressure was 
brought to bear, absolutely refused to rent his hall 
for any exclusive functions. The Oakland 79 is 
checkmated. What will be their next move? 

* * * 

Fake Reduction Sales. 

If I could spare the money, I would devote it and 
my energies to prosecuting mendicants who hold fake 
reduction sales. The swindles along this line have 
been unusually numerous and flagrant during the 
past few weeks, and the worst offenders have been 
dealers in men's clothing. Of course, at the end of 
a season any clothing merchant can offer substantial 
reductions in left-over stock. But I refer particu- 
larly to creditors' sales, which are criminally bogus. 
Market street has been the scene of several of them. 
A man who is in the woolen business told me that 
he knew of one creditors' sale in particular at which 
the prices were actually higher than those marked 
on the goods before foreclosure. I looked into the 
windows as I passed, and the goods and prices were 
evidence that he told the truth. Any reputable 
Kearny-street store would sell for ten dollars the 
suits at that sale marked fourteen reduced from 
twenty. Overcoats that looked like nightmares were 
announced as selling at twenty-two dollars, reduced 
from thirty-five. Better ones could be bought at 
any decent place for from fifteen to eighteen. Hats 
such as are seen in slop shops were quoted at two 
and a half, reduced from four dollars. Cravats that 
a sailor wouldn't wear — not half equal to the ones 
to be picked up at legitimate bargain sales, were 
offered for eighty-five cents, cut down from a dol- 
lar and a half. 

It was the same with everything offered. Yet 
people were flocking in, deluded by the flaring win- 
dow signs, and were parting with their good money 
for this misrepresented snoddy. This hurts legiti- 
mate trade, and I should think reputable merchants 

might find some way to put a stop to it. 

* * * 

Liberal-Minded Scholars. 

Funny things may sometimes be seen at the base- 
ball game. Not long ago over in Oakland, at Idora 
Park, the spectators" had the privilege of seeing the 
Rev. Ernest E. Baker, pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church of that city, in the grand stand seated 
just back of the reporters' desk, a huge cigar in his 
mouth, applauding the players with an enthusiasm 
that would have done credit to the most interested 
of fans. Under the grand stand, on the ground floor 



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as it were, where the fans who like their lager be- 
tween hits and rims keep tab on the game, sat Judge 

llenrv Melvin and Judge W. II. Waste, And here 
i- where the peculiar phase of the situation arises. 
All those who take advantage of these seats are 
supposed to buy a drink occasionally. So far is 
Judge Melvin is concerned, we will pass him by, but 

the question which now suggests itself is: Did 
Judge Waste bu) a drink, and if so. what kind of a 
beverage was it? He is a teetotaler and a trustee of 
the Methodist Church of Berkeley. 

* * * 

More Royal San Franciscans. 

Browning's sixth volume on "Americans of Royal 
Descent." is just from the press, and out of the 
eighty-nine members represented entitled to mem- 
bership in the Order of the Crown, seventeen belong 
to this aristocratic city. In proportion San Fran- 
cisco leads in real live descendants of Kings and 
Queens. Those entitled to this exalted rank include 
Mrs. Selden S. Wright, Mrs. Arthur Dudley Cross, 
Mrs. John M. McClure, Mass Annie B. Wright, Mrs. 
Brooke Rose, Mrs. Walter Damon Mansfield, Mrs. 
Edwin W. Newhall, Mrs. Hervey Darneal, Mrs. John 
McGaw, Mrs. William Craig, all of San Francisco, 
and Mrs. Franklin Leib of San Jose. 

* * * 

Continuous Entertainment. 

It was nineteen ninety nine, you know, 

And little Willie Jones 
Was yowling for a yellow moon 

To ease his little bones. 
Said mother: "Do be quiet, dear, 

It's almost after three, 
And I'll take vou to the courthouse to 
Hear Collin's latest plea." 

—The Bailiff. 



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The present days of winter and of early spring make up the best 
time of the year at Hotel Del Monte down by the sea, near old 
Monterey. The incomparable golf links were never in better 
condition. The oiled roads are superb for automobiling and fleh- 
ing and sailing on the bay form an ever-present delight. Del 
Monte : s not alone for the ultra-fashionable, but is getting to be 
more and more the popular resort of all Califomians and tourists 
never pass it by. Special round trip tickets between San Fran- 
cisco and Del Monte, good Friday to Monday inclusive, including 
t wo days' board at the hotel. $10. For more details, apply infor- 
mation Bureau, 631 Market street. 

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"A Stranger in a Strange Land." 

The Alcazar stock company presented this week 
the farce-comedy in three acts, by Sidney Wilmer 
and Walter Vincent. "A Stranger in a Strange 
Land," which made quite a hit in the East and ex- 
cited much laughter among the audiences that heard 
it. But it is hardly as excruciatingly funny as one 
might have been led to believe from the extensive 
heralding it received from the East. The Alcazar 
stock company has presented many farces here much 
funnier, and certainly with less horse-play and 
buffoonery. This excellent company is better suited 
to a rather higher order of comedy. 

It is a sort of hodge-podge of nonsense. It was 
possibly not intended to be anything else. If so, it 
was successful. It was at least successful in arous- 
ing much merriment among those easily amused — as 
most persons are, no doubt, during the holiday sea- 
son. 

George Osbourne, as one of three Indians, was 
the best of all, although Lee Baker, a newcomer, who 
took the part of a seller of Indian bitters, made a 
good impression. Ernest Glendinning and Lee 




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Baker vied with Charles Waldron and John B. Maher 
in their efforts to enact parts not wholly congenial 
to them. 

Edith Evelyn, Adele Belgardc and Juliet Crosby 
uid well in the leading female parts. 

* * * 

Nance O'Neil in "The Jewess." 

Those who enjoy intense, emotional acting, the 
kind that tears out heartstrings and calls for the lib- 
eral use of pocket-handkerchiefs, had their fill at 
the Grand Opera House during the early days of 
this week, when N'ance Q'NeJl, the actress of human 
misery, appeared as Leah, in McKee Rankin and 
Ludovici's melodrama "The Jewess," otherwise, 
"Leah, the Forsaken." 

.Miss O'Neil is billed as America's greatest trage- 
dienne, and she pronably is. She certainly is in her 
element in acute tragedy and "The Jewess" is full 
of acute tragedy. Her work was of a high order, 
finished and polished. Her revelations of dramatic 
power were many and impressive. From the time, 
in the first act, when as Leah, the poor, hunted vic- 
tim of persecution, she dashes madly and then drops 
in collapse upon the stage, up to the agonizing later 
scenes, she is all that could be desired in the way of 
emotional acting. 

There is some good work done by Andrew Reb- 
son, as Joseph, the lover. Mario Majeroni, as the 
Magistrate and father of Joseph, is good. As Father 
Ignacius, Lawrence Griffith in most cases correctly 
interprets the character but does not give wholly 
satisfactory display of the interpretation. His voice 
and physical bearing are not entirely priestly. John 
Glendinning makes a strong schoolmaster, but unfor- 
tunately yields at times to the temptation to over- 
ride the part. He is sometimes too vehement. 

Jane Marbury and Peg Bloodgood are the best of 

the females exclusive of Miss O'Neil. 

* * * 

"Heart of Maryland" at the Alhambra. 

Belasco and Mayers excellent stock company gave 
a creditable presentation of David Belasco's ever- 



January 6. 1906 



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Louis James at the Columbia. 



popular melodrama of civil war times, "The Heart 
of Maryland," at the Alhambra this week. The play 
itself is too well known to need description. Be it 
enough to say that the Alhambra company gives the 
piece a better performance than many specially 
starred companies have given it here or elsewhere. 
Possibly both Edna Ellsmere, as Maryland Calvert, 
and Linda DeCosta, as Nanny McNair, somewhat 
overdo the "soft Southern accent" in their speech, 
but they do it well and accurately, even if somewhat 
exaggerated. Herschel Mayall makes a splendid 
Colonel Alan Kendrick. He is soldierly and manly 
at all times. Henry Shumer takes the villain's part 
of Colonel Thorpe in effective manner. It is one of 
his best parts of the kind. 

The rest of the cast make a good support, although 
there is quite too much saluting going on in all the 
military scenes to be in strict keeping with the actual 
practice in the field in time of war. 

The piece is well staged and gave great satisfac- 
tion throughout the week. 

* * * 

At the Orpheum. 

The Orpheum Road Show held the boards at the 
Orpheum this week, with the same attractions as 
last, to which was added a one-act piece, in two 
scenes, by Edwards Davis, the preacher actor. It 
represents a drama of ancient Rome and is neither 
amusing nor impressive. 



DRAMATIC NOTES. 

I'll' 11 tin- illy in the \<r\ mar 

future Pauline Hall in her opera company. Here 
lingular case of a star having in her support art- 
•. ho are her equal in evi t. Among the 

principals, there is Josephine isnapp, Jennie Weath- 
ersby, Josie Bartlett, May Bouton, Meriam S 
lanthe Willis. Ethel t omstock, 1 harles button, John 
K. young, Geoffre) Stein, Lyman White. Stephen 
Sullivan, Barton Blair, Robert Burton, Louis Ells- 
ner, hmil St. John an. I Orville Mayhood, making 
up what is probably one of the most expensive casts 
of comic opera singers in the country. .\li=,s llall, in 
arranging with the Paulton's, who also wrote 
"Erminie," to write "Dorcas," agreed that no ex- 
pense would be spared either in the production or 
easting of, what has now proven to be the most 
successful of comic opera productions. Her lavish 
outlay of money will, if all reports speak truly, he 
returned to her, for "Dorcas" has proved a veritable 

triumph in the East. 

* * * 

Lew Dockstadcr put up a bonus of ten thousand 
dollars when he received a contract with Williams 
& Walker's signature attached. The contract, by 
the way, was vitiated a little later on account of ex- 
traordinary demands made by these two senegam- 
bians, who because they played before King Edward 
"onct," said the $2 houses for theirs or nothing. 

The answer is that Dockstader has been having 
his bonus returned to him at the rate of $750 per 
week, and Williams & Walker, who have been in 
vaudeville all season, are soon to take to the "tall 
and uncut" in a piece called "Abyssinia," under the 
direction of Melville Raymond. 

Again the California dramatist is given opportu- 
nity at the Alcazar, where Richard Walton Tully's 
farce, "A Strenuous Life," will be presented January 
22d. It has been re-written since it was played at 
Berkeley as "James Wobberts, Freshman," and its 
success is still a college legend. The Lieblers have 
accepted it for New York produption. Since his stu- 
dent days Tully has written one big success, "Juan- 
ita of San Juan," and now has commissions from 
David Belasco and other prominent managers. 

Thomas W. Riley is in Europe again. Handsome 
Tom thinks no more of the 3000-mile trip on the 
"water wagon" than the average Alamedan does of 
taking the ferry at Market street. 

* * ;!= 

San Francisco will see presented at a local theater 
in the near future, the costume comedy, "A School 
For Husbands," which had a successful run and at- 
tracted much attention in New York, where Alice 
Fischer appeared in it at Wallack's theater on Broad- 
way. It ran nearly all of last season. 

* * * 

Among other attractions at the Grand Opera 
House in the near future will be Mlurray and Mack 
in "Around the Town"; "Beauty and the Beast"; 
"Yon Yonson" ; "Liberty Belles"; Creston Clark; 
West's M'instrels and "Way Down East. ' 



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Columbia — Louis James, with a company including 
Norman Hiackett, Aphie James, Terese Deagle, 
Arthur Young, Charles Steadman, Harry C. 
Barton, Milton Nobles. Jr., C. N. Stark and 
others, in a repertoire of classic plays. Mon- 
day, Thursday and Saturday nights "Richelieu" ; 
Tuesday and Sunday nights, "Virginius" ; Wed- 
nesday and Friday nights, "The Merchant of 
Venice": Saturday matinee. "Ingomar." 

The Arthur Becker Lustspiel Ensemble will 
produce the German comedy, "Zwei Wap- 
pen" ("The Two Escutcheons") at the Colum- 
bia tomorrow (Sunday) night, January 7th. 
The cast will include Richard Schubering, Emil 
Fritsch, Johanna Strauss, Carl Weiss, Otto 
Rauchfuss, Emma Duden, Josephine Lafontaine 
Neckhaus and others. 

Orpheum — Vaudeville, including the Five Piros- 
coffis, for the first time in this city; Le Brun's 
English Grand Opera Trio ; Mareena, Nevaro 
and Mareena; Joseph Newman and others. 

Tivoli Opera House — Tivoli company in Ue Koven 
and Smith's comic opera, "Foxy Quiller." At 
the matinee to-morrow (Sunday), Alice Neil- 
sen will give her farewell performance of "Don 
Pasquale." 

Alcazar — Alcazar stock company in Nat Goodwin 
and Maxine Elliott's comedy drama, "The Cow- 
boy and the Lady." 

Chutes — Vaudeville, Bothwell Browne's Gaiety Girls, 
and the Animatiscope. 

Grand Opera House — Nance O'Neil in Thomas Bai- 
ley Aldrich's drama, "Judith of Bethulia." 

Alhambra. — Belasco and Mayer's stock company in 
"The Two Orphans." 

Fischer's — A sprightly musical and vaudeville show 
was given at Fischer's this week. 



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For the half year ending December 31. 1905. a dividend has been de- 
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lows: On term deposits at the rate of 3 6-10 per cent per annum and 
on ordinary deposits at the rate of 3 1-2 per cent per annum, payable 
on and after Tuesday. January 2, 1906. 

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January 6, 1906 

Grand Opera House 

Fifth week of America's greatest tragedienne, 

NANCE O'NEIL 

Beginning Monday evening next. 

Wednesday and Saturday matinees, the Biblical drama 

JUDITH OF BETr-jULIfl 

Written expressly for Miss O'Neil by Thomas Bailey Aidrich. 
Prices. 25c, 50c, 75c. J1.O0. Box seats, $1.50. 

OrpheUm bet . atockton and Powell Sts. 

Week commencing Sunday Matiuee. Jan. 7. 

ENTIRE NEW SHOW 

Five Piroscoffls;LeBrun Grand Opera Trio; Lewis MoCord 4. 
Co; Mareena. Nevaro and- Mareena; Joseph Newman; Ken- 
nedy and Rooney : Orpheum Motion Pictures and last week of 

EDWARDS DAVIS & CO. 

Regular matinees every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 

and Sunday. 

Prices— 10c, 25c. and 50c. 



Columbia Theatre ^^ tn^er. 

Bight performances. Beginning Monday January 8. 
J. J. Coleman presents 

LOUIS JflMES 

Assisted by Norman Haekett and an excellent cast in the fol- 
lowing repertoire: 
Monday. Thursday and Saturday evenings 

RICHELIEU 

Tuesday and Sunday evenings. VIRGINIUS 
• W ifS?^ dar „ a, ; d Friday evenings. THE MERCHANT OF 
VENICE. Matinee Saturday, INGOMAR. 
Jan. 15. Modjeska. 



Alhambra Theatre T, C , orner .°!l. Eddy and Jones Street 
jn.LLiaj.Liui. a. x HCcllIC Belasco AMayer.Prop.Tel. East 187 

Last performances this Saturday and Sunday. Matinees and 
evenings of David Belasco's famous military drama 

THE HEART OF MARYLAND 

Commencing Monday night, all week. Sumptuous revival on a 

scale of unequalled magnificence. 

A. M. Pal ner's dramatization ot D'Enery's great drama 

THE TWO ORPHANS 

Special engagement of the young emotional actress. ' 

Miss Bertha Creigbton 

Prices— Evenings, 10 to 60 cents. Matinees, 10c, 16c, 26c 
Next— The Fatal Wedding. 



Alcazar Theatre e. S^^T^r^S^ 

Week commencing Monday Jan. 8. Regular matinees Satur- 
bay and Sunday. The famous Western comedy drama 

THE COWBOY AND THE Lf\DY 

Immensely humorous. Intensely dramatic. 

Evenings, 25c to 75c; matinees Saturday and Sunday 25c 

to 50c 

Jan. 15. First time in 8an Francisoo. J. M. Barrie's fantasy 

THE ADMIRABLE CHR1CHTON 

Wm. Gillette's New York and London succeas. 
Soon — The College faree. "A Strenuous Life." 



Tivoli Opera House 



Corner Eddy and 

Mason Streets. 



Beginning next Monday night, first production in San Fran- 
cisco of De Koven & Smith's famous comic opera 

FOXY QUILLER 

Usual Tivoli prices— 25c, 60c, 75c 
Tomorrow (Sunday) matinee, farewell oonoert 

ALICE N1ELSON 

Assisted by her own company and orchestra of 40. 
Prices— 1.50. 51.00. 60c. 



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January 6. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

AT NEW YORK PLAYHOUSES. 
By Bronx. 
v York, December 3a— Christmas night at the 
Criterion demonstrated anew several things which 
we bad not exactly forgotten, but which we perhaps 
had allowed to he laid aw.i\ ..n .lusty shelves in the 
theatre archives of our minds, < >ne is that Mr. Bar- 
rie is the greatest English-writing playhouse enter- 
tainer of to-day. Another is that the Ban*} mores as 
a family of exceptionally able players are bj no 
means extinct. Two things which Xew York had not 
known before were brought to the attention of a 
fashionable first night audience — were brought for- 
ward SO strongly, were proved so emphatically that 
there is no doubting them. One is that in Beatrice 
Agnew we have a young actress of beauty, great per- 
sonal charm, and pronounced ability. The other is 
that John Barrymore is an actor who is in every way 
worthy of bearing the family name. 

"Pantaloon," the little fifty-minute Barrie play, 
and "Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire," the three-act Barrie 
comedy, make an evening which for pure enjoyment 
cannot be beaten by anything that New York has 
seen this year. They are altogether delightful — de- 
lightful as far as the plays themselves are concerned 
and delightful as regards every bit of the playing. 



21 

h a tall, blue and red soldier, 
with a tenor ■ n- uncle, the baritone, ob 

A thin, vary humorous Yankee, who 
merel) uses Ins voice to repeat some of Mr. Blossom's 

things, lends Hti -Fritai — money to study sing- 
ing. I ili studies to -mh purpose that in one year 
-he is able to command - a single song, and 

her way into the Forgiveness of uncle and mat- 
rim. mi\ with the tall nephew. All this I'rit/i Schefl 

with abounding verve and spirit. She has the 
enthusiasm of youth, but the ease, assurance and pre- 

cision of skilled experience. 



"M'lle Modiste," an operetta with a continuous 
story and lines that arc always good and occasionally' 
even sparkling was the novelty that brought Fritzi 
Scheff to the Knickerbocker this week. Some fanciful 
literary measures and others more reminiscent, were 
written by Victor Herbert, and the libretto was by 
Henry Blossom. "M'lle Modiste" is one of those 
piquant, black-garbed, glib-tongued young person- 
ages who sell hats — and incidentally Americans — in 



The Xibelung cycle at the Metropolitan Opera 
House began last Mlomlay with "Das Rheingold," 
and was continued Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 
afternoons. The presence of a good audience, despite 
the holidays, and notwithstanding the smaller intrin- 
sic popularity of "Das Rheingold" as compared with 
the other dramas of the cycle, showed that though 
the crest of the Wagner wave may have passed, it has 
kit ample depth of water behind it. Probably the 
very large proportion of Wagner operas to the works 
of other composers in New York's repertory may be 
ultimately lowered. But it is hard to foresee any per- 
iod in the next twenty years in which his ten prac- 
ticable dramas shall not tower numerically as well as 
in other ways above most of their associates on the 
local list. As to that, the future may be left to take 
care of itself, but the signs of the times are worth 
reading, for operatic popularity is a more changeable 
and sensitive thing than is sometimes supposed. 



No "red light" saloon keeper was so short- 
sighted as to overlook the value of advertising in the 
administration newspaper's holiday edition. 



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January 6, 1906 



The jovial old custom of keeping "open house'' 
en the New Year has been revived with little or no 
calamity. The custom died a disreputable death a 
decade or two ago, with Bacchus as chief mourner, 
for the vine-leaf god had become ruler of the day. 
Young men who started out to make the rounds on 
the glad New Year were in the wobbly, woozy state 
long before night. It was not uncommon for a 
hostess to be forced to order the butler to care for 
a caller the worse for punch bowl wear. Gradually 
people concluded that danger as well as nutmeg 
Havered the foaming egg nogg, and an epitaph was 
written on the "open house." But modern hospitality 
has resurrected the convivial custom, and if the 
leaders insist on temperate indulgence, perhaps the 
"open house" spirit will survive drowning itself in 

the flowing bowl. 

* * * 

( )ver a hundred guests called to wish Mrs. Eleanor 
Martin a happy New Year. That wonderful veteran 
of many a social campaign was feeling as fit as a 
debutante. She promised to give a ball on her nine- 
tieth birthday, and lead the cotillion herself. The 
charming home of Mlrs. A. H. Voorhies was also 
thrown open to her innumerable friends, and the true 
spirit of Southern hospitality greeted the callers. 
Probably the most elaborate welcome to the young 
year was given by Mrs. William P. Redington, who 
has issued cards for a tea, and a very smart arfair, in- 
deed, it was. Dozens of other society people re- 
ceived in an informal fashion. Miss Maye Colburn 
presided over a delicious brew of egg nogg, and when 
pressed to swear off secrecy on the New Year and 
announce her engagement, she blushed in an in- 
criminating fashion that lent rosy colpr to the hopes 
of the most persistent of her admirers. Miss Eliza- 
beth Ames said farewell to her friends on New Year's 
day. She will enjoy an extended visit in the East, 
and perhaps a jaunt to Europe before returning to 
San Francisco. 

* * » 

Mrs. Joseph Sadoc Tobin is one of the ardent lovers 
of country life who finds no compensation in a winter 
residence in town. She has steadfastly remained in 
her Burlingame home enjoying the delights of an un- 
usually agreeable winter. This week Mrs. Tobin gave 
a luncheon to twenty-five friends, many of whom mo- 
tored down to Burlingame. 

* * * 

The arrival of Ernest Wiltsee and his bride (Mis-> 
Emily Taylor who was) will be the signal for a great 
deal of entertaining. Mrs. Wiltsee was born in San 
trancisco, and the old family friends will put their 
best foot forward to entertain her — besides there are 
the hosts of friends eager to do honor to the bride 
of that best of "good fellows," Ernest Wiltsee. Mrs. 
Wiltsee is accounted one of the handsomest young 
women in New York society, and as she has just re- 
turned from Paris, she will probably steal a great 
deal of Mrs. Peter Miartin's thunder, and the fash- 
ionables will have a new sartorial standard. 

* * * 

The dinner at the Sequoia Club the other night, 
at which each one of the women provided a course 



and each and every man put up a dollar apiece 
as their share toward the menu, makes the Oakland 
affairs at twenty-five cents a plate look like "small 
potatoes." Nevertheless there has been a great deal 
of "joshing" about the "hard times" dinners which 
have recently been given at the Sequoia. There have 
been so many of these "pay your own plate" affairs 
that when a chap receives a bi<l nowadays he wonders 
whether he has the price. However, the $1 limit is 
thus far the high-water mark, so there is little fear 
of economy closing its account with Sequoia. 
» * * 

Somie twenty intimate friends were down at the 
pier to wave bon voyage to the Whittells, who left 
this week for a tour of the world. Although Florence 
Whittell is one of the most exclusive girls in the 
Burlingame set, she is very popular with her inn- 
mate friends, and will be genuinely missed by her 
set. Outsiders consider her unduly haughty and a 
bit condescending, but she nevertheless gathers an 
ardent camp of champions around her standard. Mr.-. 
Whittell, who accompanied her daughter, was as ex- 
cited as a small child over the alluring prospects of 

the trip, and literallv "jumped with joy." 

* * * 

This is certainly a season of furs, and never be- 
fore have such magnificent furs been worn in San 
Francisco. The other day 1 noticed among the peo- 
ple lunching in the Palace Palm Garden Mrs. Gus 
Taylor and a party of friends. Mrs. Gus is wearing 
quite the handsomest sable stole and muff that I 
have seen, and with a purple gown these furs are a 
superb setting for her distinguished blonde charms. 
Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels has furs that would satisfy 
a Greek bandit as a ransom. A chinchilla coat to her 
knees makes Mrs. Spreckels notable in any gather- 
ing, but that is not the only gem in furs with which 
she gladdens the eye. She has a sable blouse and 
muff that a fur collector would prize. 

* * * 

Giristmas shopping evidently accustoms the fash- 
ionables to lunching down town, for there is never a 
day now that the Palace Palm Garden is not the 
background of gay little parties of shoppers. Every- 
one seems to have sworn off on dowdy clothes this 
New Year, for never have I seen San Francisco look 
so chic, and the smartly groomed woman is far from 

the exception. 

« * * 

Mrs. Grundy has long had her eye on pretty Doro- 
thy Dustan and Lieutenant Peace, but their engage- 
ment announcement was nevertheless something of 
a surprise, for it was not expected that Cupid would 



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bring matters to a climax so soon. M o r e ov er, the 
wedding dav is ti> trip rtj^lit on the heel- .>i the cn- 
nent, ior Lieutenant Peace lias been ordered to 
the Islands, and instead of soldiering forth 
he will have a winsome bridi Dunstan is not 

a Californian, her family until recent years having 
led in Washington, I >. C, hut during her eesi- 
dence here she ha- made many dear friends — dearest 
of all. Miss Ethel Shorb, who will he bridesmaid at 
the wedding. 



»3 



The Gaiety Cluo was hostessed on Wednesday 
night by Abby Parrott. < Inly two of the members 

unable to attend it. .\lerrit Reid and Lutie Col- 
lier were the only outside girls who were invited to 
fill the place of the absent members. The cotillion 
was led by Wilbcrforce Williams and Wharton 
Thurston, but the plan of having two men lead did 
not make a decided hit, and it is unlikely that this 
practice will last. However, every one voted the 
dance a great success, and the Gayety has another 

enjoyable affair to is credit. 
* * * 

Guests at Hotel Del Monte during week ending 
December 30th : Dr. Annie G. Lyle, Mr. and Mrs. 
W. H. MteKenna, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Niewton, Mr. 
and Mrs. Fred Marriott, Mr. and Mrs. George H. 
Lavenson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Fletcher, Air. and 
Mrs. I. W. Hellman, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Partridge, 
Allen Kittle, G. L. Rathbone, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. de 
Sable and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tobin, Mr. and 
Mrs. Milton A. Bremer, Miss Alma N. Scott, John 
Hubert Mee, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Allen, Eugene B. 
Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hyman, Mrs. Julia 
Hyman, Miss Ruth Hyman, Mar. and Mrs. V. G. 
Bogne, Miss Laura McKinstry, Mrs. Eleanor D. 
Jarbee, P. McG. McBean, M'rs. Henry S. Kiersted, 
Ivffiss Evelyn Whittier, Dr. and Mrs. M. F. Bowes, 
Mrs. M. B. Robson, Mliss Helene Robson, Paul 
Verdier, E. W. Runyon, Mr. and Mlrs. T. H. Knitt- 
schuitt, Mr. and Mrs. C. Little, Mrs. W. M. Newhall, 
Miss Newhall, Mjrs. J. B. Crockett, Mlrs. B. J. Wil- 
son, Miss Gertrude Josselyn, N. B. Livermore, Mr. 
and Mlrs. Sam Bibo, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Bibo of 
San Francisco ; G. W. McNear and family, Rabbi 
and Mrs. M. Friedlander of Oakland; B. G. Allar- 
dice, Mrs. Sarah Cory, Mirs. E. G. Teal, Miss Sarah 
Cory of Stanford University; Mr. and Mrs. H. F. 
Norcross, Los Angeles; F. Thierot, New York; Mrs. 
E. J. Phelps, Miss R. S. Phelps, E. J. Phelps, Jr., 
Minneapolis, MJinn. ; A. C. Carson, Butte, Mont. ; 
Miss Anna Bogne, Miss Virgilia Bogne of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y.; Malcolm Bogne of New York City; A. W. 
Foster and family of San Rafael, Cal. 

Were you in Tait's Cafe New Year's Eve ? Every- 
body seemed to be there. Bohemia as well as the 
smart set, welcoming the new year and enjoying the 
delightful music and superior menu. 

The Star Hair Bemedy Is the best tonic; restores color, stops, 
falling. Druggists, hair-dressers. Accept no substitute. Star 
Remedy Co.. 821 Polk street. Telephone East 4525. 



Start the New Year right by purchasing your stationery from 
SCHUSSLER BROS., 119 Geary street. 



BURNS 

THK SHOE MAN 

$3.50 and $5.00 'Shoe Specials" 
112 Geek.rv Street 



ENGAGEMENTS. 
Dorothy Daman, daugt and Mrs. R. 

I. Ihistan, to Lieutenant WiHtra Brander Peace, 
U. S. A. 

Gladys Donzell to I rgi Rig) 

.Miss Frances Pleasants Febiger to the Reverend Ce- 
cil Mortimer Marrack. 

ENTERTAINMENTS. 

December 31 (Sunday)— Mr. and Mrs. M. il. de 
Young gave a vaudeville entertainment. 

January 1 ( Monday) — Mrs. Eleanor Martin kept 
"open house." Mrs. Joseph SacJoc Tobin gave a 
luncheon. Mrs. A. H. Yoorhies, .Miss Emily 
Marvin. Mrs. William P. Redington, Mrs. Gus 
Boyer, M'iss Mayc Colburn, Mrs. Ynez Shorbe 
White, Mirs. Edward Barron and the Misses Mills 
ware among the New Year hostesses. Genera! 
and Mrs. Greenleaf gave a house warming at 
their Berkeley residence. Miss Elizabeth Ames 
gave an egg nogg party. 

January 2 (Tuesday) — Mrs. Charles Josselyn gave a 
bridge party. Mrs. Milton Pray gave a tea. 
M|rs. Jules Brett gave a bridge party. 

January 3 (Wednesday) — Mirs. Lester Herrick gave 
a luncheon. Miss Abby Parrott hostessed the 
Gaiety Club dance. Miss Dorothy Dustan gave 
a tea. 

January 5th (Friday) — Mrs. Edward Barron .gave a 
luncheon. 

January 12 (Friday) — Mrs. David Montgomery 
Crabtree will give a tea. 



A Candy Favorite. 

Old Fashioned Cnocolate Creams have become a 
steady favorite with discriminating candy buyers. 
Only at Haas' , Candy Stores, Phelan Building and 
James Flood Building. 



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24 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

CALIFORNIA CLUB'S PROGRAMMES. 

The programmes for the three bi-weekly meetings 
of the California Club during January show singu- 
larly well selected topics, and the various ladies who 
are conducting the club's affairs are receiving the 
congratulations and compliments of numerous mem- 
bers for their judgment. After the business meeting 
last Tuesday, there was a debate, in charge of Miss 
Elinor M. Croudace. on the subject: "Resolved, That 
we learn more from past history than from present 
events." On the affirmative side were MSss Mary 
Fairbrother, Madame Emilia Tojetti and Miss Eliza 
D. Keith. Their opponents on the negative side 
were Miss Catherine H. H. Hittell, Mrs. lames C. 
Crawford and Dr. Amy Bowen. At the meeting on 
Tuesday, January 1 6th, the programme will be in 
charge of the Outdoor Art League Department, Mrs. 
Lovell White, chairman, and James D. Phelan will 
speak on the Burnham plans for the improvement of 
San Francisco. Tuesday, January 30th, will be 
Social Day, with the programme in charge of Mrs. 
John Di. Sibley. 



January 6, 1906 



NEW MASS TO BE SUNG. 

The first Sunday in the New Year will be marked 
at St. Mary's Church, California and Dupont streets, 
by the presentation of a new mass for the first time. 
It is composed by a local composer, some of 
whose anthems are familiar to the leading church 
choirs in this city. In this mass he has avoided the 
more florid and intricate mode and adopted one of 
greater simplicity, in the belief that such music, in 
giving appropriate expression to the solemn words, 
will appeal forcibly to the worshippers, and add to 
the devotional tone of the service. Tt is an experi- 
ment which may be of interest both to the clerg) 
and to the laity. Mr. Leechman's music to the "Re- 
cessional" will be given on Sunday evening in Grace 
Church, California and Stockton streets. 



About the first thing the child does when it 

reaches this world is to kick, which is a protest 
against things that hinder free action. Nor does the 
kicking cease until death steals away the incentive, 
warms and infuses the spirit of the strength of ever- 
lasting peace and gladness into the heart of the 
giver. 



One of the prettiest calendars of the year is 

that gotten up by the Iver-Johnson revolver people, 
bearing a bright, lively picture for its main feature 
of attraction, and a neat arrangement of the purely 
calendar part at the bottom. Tt is both pretty to 
look at and valuable to use. 



Common or artificial fire is exactly opposite 

in its character to the fire of love's devotioii to high 
ideals. The first burns and destroys. The second 
would circumscribe attainment on the heights of pro- 
gress, but never kick in anger. 



Ex-insurgent Aguinnldo and ex-insurgent 

Bryan have shaken hands down in the Philippines. 
This was no 16 to 1 affair, but a case of six of one 
and a half a dozen of the other. 



The other man in l'affaire Fitzsimmons savs 

it's a case of blackmail when, as anvbodv can see, 
it's merely an adroit bit of press-agenting. 

"Gentleman Jim" Corbett has "made a hit" as 

an actor. It has been a long time since he has been 
able to market a punch as a prize-fighter. 



FOR 
SALE 
$18,000 



Attractive residence on Green 
Street, near Jones. 8 rooms 
and bath. Magnificent un- 
obstructed marine view. Lot 
45x120 feet through to Lin- 
coln street. 

Must be seen to be appre- 
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Further particulars of 



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January 6. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

HIS LIST 



»S 



Ifs the aftermath that strikes me. 

In a pensive sort of way ; 
My rooms are laden down with truck 

That can't he put away — 
Gold lacings lor my spectacles 

I wear behind by nose, 
And lavender sachets for my 

Tobacco laden clothes. 

I've pen trays by the dozen. 

And pen wipers by the score. 
t I always use a fountain pen, 

But that's no odds) ; I've more 
House slippers just a size too small 

Than any man could wear, 
And some thirty silken cushions 

For my staid old office chair. 

I do not want to kick a bit, 

But saddest yet to say 
Is all these things are family gifts, 

And I've the bills to pay — 
My collars are frayed out, my shirts 

Are holy sights to see. 
But drink your New Year's drink, old man, 

And don't be minding me. 

A toast you want? Mint julep, please, 
With trimmings and two straws. 

Well, here's to him who has the nerve 
To murder Santa Claus ! 

— The Kicker. 



The annual blue-book of Tiffany & Co., of 

New York, makes its first appearance this year from 
the firm's new miarble building on Fifth avenue. It is 
the best issue that has yet been produced by that 
great firm. It is neat, comprehensive, with a side in- 
dex for ready reference. There are 530 pages, with 
1,750 sub-heads, giving the prices of no less than 
6,000 articles sold by the famous firm. 

One of the handsomest and most artistic cal- 
endars of the New Year is that of N. W. Ayer & Son, 
the advertising agents of 300 Chestnut street, Phila- 
delphia. It is the best that firm has yet issued, and 
is sent postpaid on receipt of 25 cents. It is both neat 
and highly ornamental in every way, and suitable for 
home or office. 



Delicious, dainty bread, pastries and cakes 

may be had at the Vienna Bakery, 133 O'Farrell 
street, as well as meals of all kinds, cooked by an ex- 
cellent chef. The place is newly fitted up and remod- 
eled. 



At Spaulding's Cleaning and Dyeing Works, 

253 Grant avenue, soiled gloves, cravats, laces and 
embroideries may be thoroughly cleaned and made 
to look as good as new. 

Tesla Briquettes are sold direct from the mine and factory 

for $7.50 per ton; half ton, $4; quarter ton, $2. Use Briquettes for 
cooking and heating, and you will save at least one-third on your 
fuel bill. 'Phone Tesla Coal Co., South 95, and your order will 
receive prompt attention. 



Allen's Press Clipping -Bureau, 80 California street, San 

Francisco, deals in all kinds of newspaper Information, business, 
personal, political, from press of State, coast and country. Tel. 
Main mil 



Townsend's California glace fruits and choice candies, ftre- 

etched boxes, are shipped to all parts of the world. The new 
store is located at 767 Market street between Third and Fourth, 
streets, two minutes' walk from Call building, 



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GOING EAST 



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Line, SANTA BARBARA, LOS ANGELES, 
EL PASO, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, 
MOBILE, ATLANTA, the Old South at its best 
time by taking the SUNSET PIEDMONT AIR 
LINE. No extra expense. The very best ser- 
vice through. Ask or send for information. 

PHil ft. Gordon 

Pacific Coast Pan. Agent 

633 MarKet St., S. F. 



Headquarters for Progressive Chiropody 

DRS. BROWN & LEANER 

SURGEON CHIROPODISTS 

Removes corns entirely whole (painless) without knife, bun- 
Ions and Ingrowing* nails cured by a special and painless 
treatment. 

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Room 303 James Flood Bldtj. 970 Market Street. Corner of Powell 

Wills, deeds and agreements carefully drawn. 

Depositions, claims against bankrupts, and estates, promptly at- 
tended to. Calls answered In any part of the oity. 
Telephone Main 8364. 



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Machines Rented. Repaired and Inspected 



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CITY INDEX AND PURCHASER'S GUIDE. 

BERGEZ RESTAURANT— Rooms for ladles and lamllles. Pri- 
vate entrance. Academy Building, 332-334 Pine street, below 
Montgomery. John Bergez, Proprietor.. 

POODLE DOG RESTAURANT— N. E. Cor. Eddy and Mason 
streets. Private dining and banquet rooms, Telephone, Pri- 
vate Exchange 429. A. B. Blanco, Proprietor. 



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26 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 




Insurance 




The P. M. Nippert Company has surrendered its 
California general agency of the Queen City and 
also the British America of New York, and proposes 
hereafter to confine its fire underwriting business to 
city agencies alone. The increasing business of the 
Aetna Indemnity, represented on the coast by the 
Nippert Company, is advanced as the reason for the 

change. 

* * * 

The Pacific Surety Company has appointed Mr. 
T. E. Jaynes as manager of its plate glass depart- 
ment for the Metropolitan district. 

* * * 

The beet sugar fire at Rocky Ford, Colorado, 

which occurred and was settled for about the end of 

November, resulted in about a fifty per cent loss, and 

cost the companies from $150,000 to $175,000. It was 

a little early in the season to present Christmas 

boxes, but Colorado handed it out. The loss, it is 

claimed, was greatly increased by an excessive use 

of water. The principal damage was, as a matter 

of fact, not from fire but from water and smoke. 
» » * 

Mr. W. W. Olds has been appointed manager for 
Nevada by the National Life of the United States of 
America. 

* * * 

The Mutual Reserve is still adjusting and con- 
testing claims. A recent decision, reported in the 
insurance press on its attitude on the incontestability 
clause of its policies, is interesting. The excerpt is 
as follows: "In an opinion handed down last Thurs- 
day in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals at 
Boston, the validity of the 'incontestable clause' in 
life insurance policies was established. The decision 
was rendered on an appeal taken by the Mutual Re- 
serve from the judgment of the Circuit Court in favor 
of Sylvia A. Austin, executrix of the will of Jonathan 
W. Austin, to the amount of $16,930 on three life in- 
surance policies. The company contended that the 
insurance was not in force because at the time of the 
delivery of the policy the insured was not in good 
health. The court held that the argument as to ab- 
sense of continuous force is predicated upon a fact 
not appearing in the policy, and declares that if the 
defendant's argument is adopted the policy, instead 
of being incontestable, is contestable always." 

* * * 

Dr. Moore, late president of the Pacific Mutual 
Life, does not propose to forego the pleasures of life 
insurance. No sooner had he left the Pacific than he 
set about organizing a new company, In fact, it is 
surmised that he had it well under way before he 
resigned the presidency of the Pacific. Interested 
in the new deal with Dr. Moore, it is said, are E. B. 
Pond, G. P. MIcNear. Henry J. Crocker, the Reis 
estate. Francis Cutting and others-equally as strong 
in the world of finance. The name has not yet been 
chosen. The company will be incorporated under the 
laws of California, and will have $200,000 capital and 
$300,000 surplus. It will, for the present only, write 
industrial and intermediate life insurance. This be- 
ing its plan, it will not come into competition with 
the Pacific, except on intermediate business. Dr. 
Moore is an earnest believer in industrial insurance, 



January 6, 1906 

and has had the experience which should enable him 
to make a success of the venture in this branch. On 
the coast he will have to meet the competition of the 
Metropolitan, which is the only life company now 
writing industrial in California. 
» ♦ * 

The merger of the Pacific Mutual and tne Conser- 
vative Life does not appear to have made much of 
a Hurry outside of interested circles. The company 
has not as yet made public anything of its plans nor 
of the causes which led to the transaction. The rumor 
on the street corners as to the cause of the ousting 
of the officials, from Vice-President Higgins, Presi- 
dent Moore, and Secretary Marks, down and on, are 
only whispers, and nothing except the ghost of the 
rumors can be discovered. In a transaction as large 
as this, and involving as many interests as did this 
one, there must be some personal dissatisfaction, be 
it ever so small. Corns, when trodden on, make the 
owner grunt. As soon as the merger is complete and 
the new officials in charge, there will unquestionably 
be information given to the public. 
* * * 

Press despatches convey the information that the 
life companies are once again going to attempt the 
impossible by ending rebating. It will be remem- 
bered that the big three some few years ago entered 
into a compact to the same purpose, and paid Czar 



A GAS HEATER 

IN JANUARY 

takes the pang out of winter. Gas 
for fuel is the quickest and cleanest. 
A gas heater will give a great deal of 

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GAS HEATERS and GAS RADIATORS 

at very low prices. 



The Gas Company 

415 Post Street Exchange 8 



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operating an old "REAL ECONOMY" GAS -RANGES. 

fashioned Gas 

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"Real Economy" 
Gas Ranges 

have elevated 

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January 6. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Reed a li ict .i* arbiter 

li was believe. I by the that the 

honestly made, hut it proved a fizzle. The New York 
Life was the first to withdraw, and it kicked into 
smithereens t ho whole fabric of non-rebating 1>\ 

inent. Now the same three compani 
is reported, working on the same lines, with ec 
President Cleveland as the judge nt a salary of $1,000 
a month. It is possible, but not probable, that this 
new agreement may be effective, since it is being 
operated by men who are standing in the light of 
public scrutiny. 

* • • 

There is a general opinion on the street amongst 
the insurance men that the fire losses for the coast 
for the year will be around the 45 to 47 per cent mark. 
an increase of 10 ner cent over last year's ratio. 

Several of the States have enacted laws with the 
view of punishing the rebater. Michigan makes a 
rebated premium void the policy. Kentucky has 
stringent laws against rebatiner, but laws and their 
enforcement are vitally different. In a recent Ken- 
tucky case, entitled the State vs. the Interstate Life 
Insurance Company, where the company was sued 
for allowing- rebating, the court ruled : "Before the 
company can be criminally liable for the acts of either 
of them, either authoritv to do the act or knowledge 
of its being done, and that the defendant consents to 
or approved the same, must be shown before the de- 
fendant can be convicted. Each of said four actions 
is now ordered to be dismissed absolutely." 

It would be a noorly managed life comoany that 
would not wink the other eve in a case of this kind. 
Rebating is germane to competition. Competition is 
the life of the life insurance business, and like the 
poor, it will always be with us. 

* * * 

There are quite a few changes on the street in the 
special agency forces of some offices. 

Th.e Queen City Insurance Company's Pacific 
Coast Denartment has been moved fromi the offices 
of the P. M. Nippert Company to the Merchants' Ex- 
change, and the entire coast business will be reported 
to Secretary Frudenfeld, who is in charge. 

* * * 

There was only one fire in San Francisco during 
the holiday season caused by fireworks and the loss 
by reason of holiday decorations catching fire is too 

small to be mentioned. 

* * * 

The thirtieth annual meeting of the Fire Under- 
writers' Association of the Pacific, will be held in the 
rooms of the Board of Fire Underwriters, 1416 Mer- 
chants' Exchange Building, California street, Sap- 
Francisco, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9th and 
10th, 1006. — A. S. Tranger. 

' L E PAGE'S MUCILAGE 

W^o gumming to clog neck of bottle— No 

sediment— will not spoil nor discolor the 

) finest papers. Full 2 oz. bottle retails at 

i 6c, or sent by mall for 10c. ; also ball- 

pints, pints and quarts. 

If Page's Photo Paste, 

, 3oz. Blze retallsfjc ; by mall, 10c, 

Mf PAGES GLUTS-fT 

1 oz. hottle or tube, 10c. ; by mall, 12C. 
BC3SIA CE11EXT CO.. 142 Essex Ave... Oloiieoi.or. Unas, 

The Home Insurance Company, New York 

Capital $3,000,000 

Grogs Gash Assets 17,300,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourn- 
ers anywhere In United States, Canada and Mexico. Insurance 
against loss by Are, lightning, wind-storm or tornado. Indemnity 
for loss of rental Income by fire or lightning. 

H. L. ROFF, General Agent. 

GEO. M. MITCHELL, Metropolitan Manager. 
810 SANBOMB 8T. BAN FRANClSUy 



»7 



INSURANCE 




FIRE. MARINE AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

FIREMAN'S FUND 

Insurance Company of San Francisco, Cal. 
Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $6,500,000 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Co. of North America 

OF PHILADELPHIA, rEMN. 

Paid-up Capital J3.ooo,ooo 

Surplus to Policyholders 6,or2,oi6 

JAMES D. BAILEY, General Agent, 202 Pine St., S. F. 

Royal Exchange Assurance of London, Eng. 

Incorporated A. D. 1720. 

FIRE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. 

Cash Capital J3, 446.099.00 

Surplus to Policyholders. $8,598,775.00 Total Assets, $26,408,073.00 

Losses Paid Exceed $210,000,000 

Pacific Department— 350 Sansome St.. San Francisco. 

Dickson & Thleme, Managers. Nathan & Kingston, Local Man- 
agers. 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

OF HARTFORD. Established 1850, 

Capital $1,000,000.00 

Assets 5,340,136.94 

Surplus to Policyholders. . 2,414,921.16 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager Pacific Department. 
COLIN M. BOTD, Agent for San Francisco, 216 Sansome Street. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. 

(Limited) of Liverpool.) 

Capital $6,700,000 

Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Agents. 316 California St.. S. F. 

PHENIX _ 

NSURANCE COMPANY OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 
J. H. LENEHAN, Gen. Agt„ CHICAGO, ILL. 

A. C. OLDS, State Agent for Pac&fic Coast 

KOHL BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO 



Cash Capital, $200,000. 



Cash Assets, $453,164 



PACIFIC COAST CASUALTY CO. 

OF CALIFORNIA. 
Head Office: Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. 

Marshal A. Frank Company, General Agent for California, 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevators, 
Workmen's Collective, Vessels, Burglary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers— Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice- 
President; F. A. Zane, Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurers; 
F. P. Deering, Counsel. 

Directors— A. Borel, H. E. Bothln, Edw. L. Brayton, Jno. C. 
Coleman, F. P. Deering, E, F. Green, I. W. Heliman, Jr., Geo. 
A. Pope, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son, Wm. S. Tevls. 

Unexcelled for liberality and security. 

LIFE, ENDOWMENT, ACCIDENT AND 
HEALTH POLICIES. 

The Pacific Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. 

Home Office: OF CALIFORNIA 

Pacific Mutual Building, ^ r vftLriruBnia. 

San Francisco. 

Assets Exceed $3,000,000. Established A. D. 185. 

Niagara Fire Insurance Company of New York 

Cash Assets $20,000,000 In TJ, S. over $3,000,00 

London Assurance Company of London 

In business over 182 years- A. D. 1720. 
Pacific Coast Branch— 205-207 Sansome Street., San Francisco 

"W. J. Landers, Manager. F. W. Tallant, Branch Manager 

BOILER MAKERS. 

P. F. DTJNDON'S San Francisco Iron Works, 314, 31«, 3M Main 
■treat. Iron work of every description designed and con- 
structed. 



28 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 6, 1906 



The Stevens-Duryea 




20 4 H. P., 4 CYLINDER., PRICE, $3300. 

Abundance of Clearance for Califor- 
nia Roads. 

PACIFIC MOTOR CAR CO. 

Golden Gate Avenue, bet. Polk & Larkin Sts., S. F. 

Formerly of 49 City Hall Ave. 



The Ford 



Our new models 1906 will consist of 

4 Cylinder Runabout. 15 h. p. 
Shaft drive. 
Price complete - $450 to $550 

2 Cylinder Family Car. 14 h. p. 
Chain drive. 
Price complete - - $1150 

6 Cylinder Touring Car. 40-50 
h. p. 114 -wheel base, shaft drive. 
Price complete - - $2700 

Do not buy a car until you see these 
models. They will interest you. 

HOLLE AUTOMOBILE & MFG. CO. 

Selling agents for State of California and Nevada. 

1814 Market St., S. F. 



Phone South 1120 



PROMPT SERVICE 

(Epnlurg llrrtrir ffinmpang 

Supply Electric Batteries for Automobiles. 

Best Repair Shop in Town. Electrical Supplies, Machinery. 

House Wiring and Repairing. 

No. 25 srCQWD ST. Under Grand Hotel. TEL. BUSH 333 



IMPORTANT 



The 1906 AUTOCAR RUNABOUT has a right- 
hand wheel steer, foot clutch and 12 h. p. motor. 
The control is the same as in last year's four- 
cylinder AUTOCAR, namely: Grips in the 
steering wheel for spark and throttle. 



Middleton Motor Car Company 
g>g Vm Noss Ave.. 8. F. U6-U8 E Third St.. Lo» Angeles 





YOURS FOR 




*Pv 


eliability, 

Durability, 

Accessibility 


WITHERBEE STORAGE IGNITER 




AGENTS 


GEO. P. 


MOORE COMPANY, Inc. 


692-4-6 Golden Gate Av 
San Francisco 


e. 1006 South Main St. 
Los Angeles 



PACKARD CABLE. 



PACKARD IGNITION CABLES 

CARRY THE CURRENT 

-AGENTS- 
GEO P. MOORE CO., Inc. 



592-4-6 Golden Gate Ave. 
San Francisco 



1005 South Main St. 
Los Angeles 



Oldsmobile Owners Attention 

HOLLEY 

carburetor will increase the power of your car 20% 

AGENTS 

GEO. P. MOORE CO., Inc. 



592-4-6 Golden Gate Ave. 
San Francisco 



1006 South Main St. 
Los Angeles i 



WFAK MFN AND WDMFN should use damiana bitters 

WMMHICn MU KVUBICm th. great Mexioan r.m.dy. GItm 
health and strength to the sexual organs. 
Send for circular. Naber, Alfa & Brune, 326 Market St, 8. F. 




Autocrank 



llu- pompous person with the predominant jowl 
stepped into a prominent local automobile agency one 

(lay last week with the assurance born of an unlim- 
ited bank account. 

"Ah," be murmured, "just what 1 have been seek- 
ing — an American-built machine of power and Sta- 
bility." 

"\ es. sir.'' said the eager salesman, "our motor 
car is daily winning new laurels.'' 

"So 1 understand. And only $2,600, plus freight. 

with a guarantee, eh: Well, 1 am the sort of a man 
who makes up his mind quickly and acts on it. Cer- 
tainly the machine is cheap at the price, if it lives 
up to what is claimed for it. But that's the question, 
sir; that's the question.'' 

"We are always glad to prove the splendid quali- 
ties of the machine," put in the polite salesman. 

"Good! Now before 1 close a deal with you, J 
would like to take a test trip to bring out these 
qualities." 

"Certainly, sir; certainly." 

"Now, I must take my wife along to prove to her 
the safety of the auto. Fortunately, she is outside 
talking with a party of friends. Of course, you have 
no objection to the party being my guests on the 
trip?" 

"Not at all, sir, providing you deposit $25 for the 
expenses of the chauffeur, wear and tear on the ma- 
chine, and so on. Of course, it's a mere formality. 
The money will be refunded to you after the sale." 

The pompous personage grew very red in the face. 

"Let me see! Er — er — I'm not particularly pleased 
with your make of machine anyhow," he said, "and 
I am going down the street to another automobile 
salesroom, where they extend courtesies to possible 
purchasers." 

"Then good-day," said the wise salesman, who 
tecognized the new variety of automobile grafter. 
* # * 

While John D. Rockefeller was pacing the vesti- 
bule in the Waldorf-Astoria one evening recently a 
person approached, and patting him on the back, said 
in all familiarity: "Hello, there, Eddie." The Stand- 
ard Oil Ling turned around, quite provoked, where- 
upon the stranger remarked . "Oh, I thought you 
were Bald !" 



It's getting near the limit when motor boots are 
invented. According to the London Express, Paris- 
ians were startled last week by seeing a big-booted 
man whizzing along the Avenue de Champs Elysees 
and thence to the Bois de Boulogne at the rate of 
twenty-five miles an hour. It was Constantini, the 
inventor of motor boots, displaying his new footwear. 

The boots resemble tiny automobiles fifteen inches 
long, fixed on big boots. Each has four rubber-tired 
wheels eight inches in diameter. Accumulators are 
carried in a belt. They transmit by wires one and 
one-quarter horse-power to each motor. The motors 
can be run at a speed ranging from six to thirty miles 
an hour. Each boot weighs sixteen pounds, but as 
the feet are not lifted from the ground, the weight 
does not matter much. . Constantini says he has trav- 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. ag 

dcil several hundred miles with them. He intends 
i" tra\cl from Paris t'> St. Petersburg in that way. 
\\ Inn asked what would happen if one motor started 
.it m s mills an hour and another at thirty on the 
same road, he became reticent and declined to discuss 
the subject further. 

* * * 

This is from a Fresno daily: "Vociferous protest- 
are being made against the Speeding of automobiles. 
the protestantS pointing with horror to the number 

sons that reckless drivers have killed. It seems 
lo the '.Mirror' that the number of persons killed by 

lobilists is not nearly so large as the number of 
automobilists who manage to kill themselves. In 
fact, the auto appears to be one of the agents for 
the extermination of fools, though occasionally a good 
man is killed." 

* * * 

In spite of the general impression prevailing 
abroad that American motor cars are inferior to those 
of European make, the imports from this side to 
European countries, especially those who have no 
automobile industries of their own, have rapidly in- 
creased during the last season. The fact is being 
gradually recognized that the automobile is not sim- 
ply destined for use by the wealthier strata of 
society, and so far high prices only have prevented 
their general use among the middle clashes. A few 
American exporters have been trying to supply the 
demand for medium priced and cheap, but at the 
same time reliable cars, and it is the inroads which 
they are making in the European markets which have 
already alarmed European, and especially German 
manufacturers, who have until now paid principal at- 
tention to the manufacture of high-powered and 




If you are thinking of buying an automobile, there are a hun- 
dred reasons why you should get a Cadillac. Don't decide upon 
a machine until you have thoroughly investigated the remarkably 
fine and complete line offered for 1906. From it you can select 
a car to suit any requirements, whether a smart runabout at $750, 
a 40 horsepower touring car at $3,750 or one of the several inter- 
mediate types. 

We want you — everybody — to compare, point for point, the 
many advantageous features of the Cadillac. Then you will 
appreciate why it is the most easily operated, most economi- 
cally maintained, most dependable of motor cars. In beauty of 
design and finish it is unsurpassed. 

We can offer no greater argument of Cadillac superiority than 
the fact that in four years the Cadillac Motor Car Company has 
grown from a small beginning to the largest automobile manu- 
facturing establishment in the world. 

Don't fail to see the Cadillac at the New York and Chicago 
Automobile Shows. 

illustrated booklet .■£ and address of nearest dealer sent upon request, 

CADILLAC MOTOR CAR CO., Detroit, Mich. 

Member Asso. Licensed Auto. Mfrs. 

For Sale by 

Cuyler Let, San Francisco. Lee Automobile Co., Lot Angelei 



3° 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 6, 1906 




cities THOMAS "Flyer;" WINTON "K;" OLDSMO- 
BILES; RACINE Motor Boats 

Pioneer Automobile Co. 

901-925 Golden Gate Avenue 



SAN FRANCISCO 



Phone 
Private 1000 

OAKLAND AGENCY— Oakland Auto Garage. 12th and 
Madison streets. 




'FOR better roads 



much that will 
interest the mo- 
torist. There are 
contributions by 

Percy F. Megargel, L. L. 'Whitman and Mrs. J. C. 

Cunningham, beside plenty of news items. 

Profusely illustrated. For sale at all news stands. 

10 CENTS A COPY 



X5he PIERCE GREAT ARROW 




40 H. P., FIERCE 

Mobile Carriage Co. 

Golden Gate Avenue and Gough Street. S. F. 



high-priced machines. They are preparing to meet 
the Yankee competition, but there is no doubt that 
American ingenuity and methods of wholesale manu- 
facturing will once more repeat the history of the 
American bicycle in its triumphant march over the 
globe. 




A likeness of the improved four-cylinder Autocar. 

* * * 

Trade Notes. 

The Reliable Automobile Co., agent for the Pack- 
ard, Cadillac and Winton cars, has opened a garage 
and general repair shop in Tacoma. 

* * * 

The Los Angeles Automobile Association held its 
annual meeting and banquet recently, and the White 
Garage Automobile Association of the same city 
held a banquet the following evening. 

* * * 

Curiosity regarding the newest members of the 
( Hds family — the two-cylinder, two-cycle car — is 
satisfied by the announcement this week of its con- 
structional details. The Model L, as it is styled, is a 
smart looking car, differing in outward appearance in 
no way from the must approved modern design. The 
engine is a vertical one, water-cooled, placed in front 
under the regulation bonnet, the transmission is by 
sliding gears, giving three speeds forward and a 
reverse, with a shaft and bevel gear drive. As a tour- 
ing car, with side entrance tonneau, the car, which is 
rated at 20-24 h. p., is priced at $1,250. The tonneau 
is removable, transforming the car into a trim-look- 
ing runabout. 

» * * 

The Pioneer Company celebrated the opening of 
the New Year by the receipt of an unusually large 
number of orders from local motorists. 

* * * 

The Winton Motor Carriage Company has placed 
its Southern California agency in the hands of the 
newly-organized Success Automobile Co., of Los An- 
geles, (if which E. 1'. Brinegar, of the Pioneer Auto- 
mobile Co. is the promoter. An initial order for 40 
Mjodel l\'s indicates the scale on which the Success 

Cnmpanv intends to do business. 

* * * 

The control of Hawaiian territory has been given 
to the Pioneer Automobile Company of San Fran- 
cisco. 

* * * 

Application blanks for space at the fourth annual 
Buffalo automobile show, which will be held at Con- 
vention 1 [all the week of March 5th to 10th. are ready 
for distribution, and can be had by applying to the 
manager, Dai 11. Lewis, at the rooms of the Automo- 
bile Club of Buffalo, 760 Main street. 

* * * 

An Appleton, Wis., motorist has introduced an in- 
novation in the jollying line. On the back of his car 



January 6, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



3« 



reading "Thank >..u." which he di* 
s by pullii when he has p irmer 

who has swung over and made r. ■• >m for him. In al- 

urtesj has be< 
fledged l>> tin- farmer. 
♦ » « 

Charles J. Glidden, who with his wife left \™ 
Y.>rk immediately after the running of the Vander- 
bilt race, in 1 (ctober, i<> continue bis tour around iln- 
world, arrived at fori Said, Egypt, on November 
14th. From there Mr. and Mrs. Glidden went to 
Bombay, where their automobile had been left. The 
car will be thoroughly inspected and put in 
shape, and they will start to the north of India. 

The use of monograms on the radiators and other 
(■arts of automobiles has become quite a fad during 
the present season, and gives promise of reaching 
proportions in the next few years. They are 
usually made of brass, or metal, and of any shape or 
size, as the firms manufacturing them have unlimited 
designs at their disposal. 




FRANKI IN TYPEE. Four-cylinder Runabout 
rnnnuun or Gentleman's Roadster. 1906 Model 

PRAM<LIN AUTOMOBILE AOENCV. 0. A. Buyer, Mir. 

134 Holder Gale Ave. Phone £ast 12C9 San Francisco. Cat. 

Oar load of 1906 models has arrived. 



The pupils at the Hackley manual training school 
at Muskegon, ..iich.. one of the largest manual train- 
ing schools in the West, are now engaged in learning 
how to transform bicycles into motor cycles and also 
the construction of gas engines for boats and auto- 
mobiles. They arc using machinery purchased by 
the Board of Education, but are engaged in the con- 
struction of machinery which they will install next 
spring. The Board has purchased six sets of castings 
for two and one-half horsepower gas engines for 
either stationary or marine engines. At the end of 
the year, if the pupils wish to own the engines, they 
may do so by paying for the castings. 



Old-Fashioned Chocolate Creams. 

A delicious blend of new cream-center and rich 
chocolate coating — Old Fashioned Chocolate Creams. 
Only at Haas' Candy Stores, Phelan Building and 
James Flood Building. 



WHOLESALE 



Phone South 681 



RETAIL 



CBANSLOR & LYON 

MOTOR SUPPLY CO. 

DIAMOND TIRES 

AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES 

VULCANIZING 

Branch— LOS ANGELES: 930 South Main St. 

Just Opened. Complete Stock on Hand. 



503-505 Golden Gate Ave. 



San Francisco, Cal. 



Special Sales Department 

AUTOMOBILES AND SUNDRIES 



Auto Livery Co. 

FINEST GARAGE IN THE WEST 

PEERLESS CARS 

SALES 

RENTALS 

STORAGE 

GOLDEN GATE and VAN NESS AVENUES 

PHONE EAST 1588 



( ^gg^®c° 



1906 
Models 



BETTER THAN EVEB 



Thos. B. Jeffery & Co. 1331 Market Street, S. F. 



HEADQUARTERS— 

Automooiie Clothing for Men and Women. 

ROOS BROS., 
Goggles, Hoods, Robes, Etc. Kearny at Post. 



$650. Account departure, auto, ear, good order ; fully equipped. Box 
25, iNews Letter. 

A UARGAIN— Pope Toledo Touring Car; perfect order; $1000, Box 
33, News Letter 

FOR SALE— A White Steam Touring Car, in perfect condition. A 
s , up. $i,0u0. Address Box ao, News Letter. 

FOE SALE— $1500, An '05 side-entrance Winton touring car, used 
one month. Box 2, News Letter. 



FUR SALE.— Runabouts and touring cars to close out all sec- 
ond hand cars; no reasonable offer refused. Fred A. Jacobs, 1331 
Markat street. ____^_ 

EAMES TRICYCLE CO.— Tricycle Chairs, Invalid's Rolling 
Chairs. Chairs sold, rented, exchanged. Automobile repairing, 
2U18 Market street. 

Hotels and Garages En Route From San Francisco to 
Los Angeles. 

SAN JOSE:— Hotel Vendome. Rendezvous for automobiles. Bathing 
Pavilion; commodious garage; gasoline at all hours. 

SALlNAS:->Hotel Bardin, S. Lapierre, Prop. Headquarters for automo- 
biles; French chef; best accomodations ; American and Euro- 
pean plan. Rates, $2.00 per day and upwards. 

SaNTA BARBARA:— Hotel Potter. Objective point for autoists. North 
and South. Par excellence. Bates (3 per day and upwards; 
automobilp garage, gasoline, etc, at all hours. 

LOS OLIVOS:— Hotel Los Olivos- Midw'ay between Santa Barbara and 
Ran Luis Obispo. Firstclass in all respects; auto parties run- 
ning between San Francisco and Los Angeles all iitop here 
Good shooting and fishing during seasons. 



LOS AVaELfiS;- 



o . 701 Main street, accessories 



32 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

LESS MERCY AND 

MORE JUSTICE 



January 6, 1906 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
The Continental Building and Loan Association. 



Let it be believed that the police department is 
doing its best to run the criminal class out of town or 
into the penitentiary, but even then the fact remains 
that the fraternity of thieves and thugs does not stand 
in much dread of the law. No doubt one, if not the 
main, reason for this is the slow and wobbly process 
of prosecution and the light sentence imposed when 
conviction is secured. It certainly is true that justice 
should not be tempered with mercy when these vil- 
lains are up for sentence. The courts should make it 
known that the utmost limit of punishment will be 
meted out to every convicted criminal. Let that 
be understood to be an unalterable rule of all the trial 
judges. Then, again, the shortest possible time should 
be consumed between arrest and conviction. Not 
that they should be mercilessly railroaded to prison, 
but that trials should be expedited by denying crimi- 
nal lawyers the right to prolong trials by impeding 
progress with legal but disgraceful tricks and techni- 
calities. Nearly every criminal expects to escape 
conviction by tactics that prolong the hearing until 
everybody is tired of it and public interest has grown 
into indifference. Let the criminal be kept moving 
every minute from the moment of arrest until the 
penitentiary doors are closed upon him. Be no more 
considerate of him than he was of his victim. 

—The Barrister. 



An event in local art circles was the occupation 

by Mr. W. E. Dassonville of his new studio at 357 
Sutter street. Mr. Dassonville's artistic photographs, 
as well as other admired productions, have earned 
for him a high place in San Francisco, and in his new 
quarters, which he has occupied for the. past two 
weeks, he has added facilities for work. The formal 
occupation of the Sutter street studio was the occa- 
sion of an enjoyable reception to some of the artist's 
many friends. 

Now that the egg-nog bowl has been put away, 

the Christmas cigars passed along to unsuspecting 
friends, and the Christmas neckties buried at the 
bottom of the lowest bureau drawer, the average 
American citizen is getting down to business again. 

The Techau Tavern, on Mason street, near 

Ellis, is the ideal place for a dinner, luncheon, or after 
theatre supper, being in the heart of the theatrical 
district. Fine cooking, fine service. 

'Swain's, 209 Post street, is a favorite place for 

shoppers, and also for business men who desire a well 
cooked luncheon when down-town. Delicious pastry 
and breads. 



Dentist, 8 
extracting. 



Dr. Decker 

Market. Specialty "Colton Gas ' for painless teem 



Mothers, be sure and use "Mrs. Wlnslow's Southing Syrup" 

for yeur children while teething. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
California Safe Deposit and Trust Company. 

For the six months ending- December 31, 1905, dividends have 
been declared on the deposits In the savings department of this 
company as follows: On term deposits at the rate of 3 6-10 per 
cent per annum, and on ordinary deposits at the rate of 3*6 per 
cent per annum, free of taxes, and payable on and after Tuesdav 
January 2, 1906. J. DALZELL BROWN, Manager." ' 

Office— Corner California and Montgomery Streets. 



A dividend has been declare^, for the six months ending De^ 
cember 31, 1905, of 5 per cent per annum on ordinary deposits, 6 
per cent on term deposits, and 6 per cent on class F stock, pay- 
able on and after January 6, 1906. 

WASHINGTON DODGE, President. WM. CORB1N, Secretary. 

Office— 301 California Street, San Francisco. 

DIVIDEND NOTICEw 
Savings and Loan Society. 

A dividend has been declared for the term ending December 31, 

1905, at the rate of three and one-half (3M>) per cent per annum, 
on all deposits, free of taxes, and payable on and after January 
2, 1906. Dividends not called for are added to and bear the same 
rate of interest as principal. EDWIN BONNELL, Cashier. 

Office— 101 Montgomery Street, corner of Sutter. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

For the half year ending December 31, 1905, a dividend has been 
declared at the rate of three and one-half Wfo) per cent per an- 
num on all deposits, free of taxes, and payable on and after 
i UESDAY, January 2, 1906. 

GEO. A. STORY, Cashier. 

Office— 710 Market street. 

DIVIDEND 1 NOTICE. 
San Francisco Savings Union. 

For the half year ending with December 31, 1905, a dividend has been 
declared at the rates per annum of three and six-terithsi3 t;-io)per cent, 
ou term dep' sits, and three and one third <3H)per cent inordinary 
deposit*, free of taxes, payable on and after Tuesdav. Jmiuary 2nd. 

1906. LOVELL WHITE. Cashier. 
Office— 532 Calif ornia Street, co rner Web b. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

The German Savings and Loan Society. 

For the half year ending December sist, 1905, a dividend has been 
declared at the rate of three and six-tenths (3 6-io) percent rer annum 
on ail deposits, free of taxes, payable on and after Tuesday, January 
2, 1906. GEOEGE TOURNY, Secretary. 

Office-526 California Street. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE, 
Security Savings Bank. 

For the half year ending December 30. 1905. dividends have been de- 
clared upon all deposits at the rate of three and one-half {aM) per 
cent, per annum, free of taxes, payable on and after Januiiiy 
2.1906. FRED W. RAY. Secretary. 

Office— 316 Montgomery Street. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Humboldt Savings Bank. 

For the half year ending December 3ist. 1906 a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of three and sixty one-hundredths (3.60) per cent per 
annum on deposits, free of all taxes, payable on and after Tuesday. 
January 2nd, 1806. 

W. E. PALMER. Cashier. 

Office— 626 Market street, opp. Palace Hotel. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
French Savings Bank. 

For the half year ending December 31, 1905, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of three and one-half (3 1-21 per cent per Annum on 
all deposits, free of taxes, payable on or after January 2. 1906. 

LEON BOCQUERAZ, Secretary. 

Office— 315 Montgomery street. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE, 
The Market Street Bank. 

A dividend has been declared for the term ending December 31, 
1905, at the rate of 4 (4) per cent per annum on term deposits, a/id 
three and one-half (3^6) per cent per annum on ordinary deposits, 
free of taxes, payable on and after Tuesday, January 3, 1906. 

W. B. NASH, Cashier. 

Office— Corner Market and Seventh Streets. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. 

At a regular meeting of the board of directors of this society held 
this day a dividend has been declared at the rate of three and one- 
half {3 1-2) per cent per annum on all deposits for tl e six mouths end- 
ing December 31. 1906. free from all taxes and payable on and after 
January 2. 1906. ROBERT J. TOBIN. Secretary. 

Office— Corner Market. McAllister and Jones streets. 

San Francisco. December 29, 1905. 

ANNUAL^MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS. 

Spring Valley Water Company. 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Spring Valley Water 
Company will be held at the office of the company. 120 St'-ckton street. 
San Francisco. Cal.. at 12 o'clock noon, on Wednesday, the tenth day 
of January, 1906, for the election of directors to serve for the ensuing 
year and for the transaction of such other business as may come be- 
fore the meeting. PELHAM W. AMES, Secretary. 

San Francisco. December 29. 1905. 



January 6. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



33 




A THANKSGIVING. 
Br Theodosla QarrlflOD in Harper's Bazar. 
All. that was long ago, when I 
Thanked God that all my days went by 

In careless ease and mirth. 
A Pharisee, I thanked Him then 
That I knew not like other men 
The bitterness of earth. 

Ah, that was long ago. To-day, 
"Thank God for this my grief," I say, 

Seeing, by this alone, 
I sometimes, watching in the night, 
Catch far, faint visions of that height 

No lesser light had shown. 

Ah. long ago, I did not guess, 
So arrogant my happiness, 

How poor my praise and vain. 
Dear God, to-day what thanks are meet, 
Seeing I clamber to Thy feet 

Up these steep stairs of pain. 

LOVE COMFORTLESS. 

By Katharine Tynan Einkson in Littell's. 
The child is in the night and rain 

On whom no tenderest wind might blow, 
And out alone in hurricane. 

Ah, no, 
The child is safe in Paradise ! 

The snow is on his gentle head, 
His little feet are in the snow, 
O, very cold is his sm'all bed ! 

Ah, no, 
Life up your heart, lift up your eyes ! 

Over the fields and out of sight, 

Beside the lonely river's flow, 

Lieth the child this bitter night, 

Ah, no, 
The child sleeps under Mary's eyes! 

What wandering lamb cries sore distressed 

Whilst I with fire and comfort go? 
O, let me warm him in my breast ! 

Ah, no, 
'Tis warm in God's lit nurseries ! 



SKY FIELDS. 

In Harper's Bazar. 
No matter if so crowded 

The earth doth seem below; 
Look up ! There's room a-plenty 

In the wide sky-fields that glow 
And beckon you to wander 

Among their meadows green 
And pluck such jeweled flowers 

As earth has never seen ! 



AN ECHO. 

By Grace Hyde Trine in Harper'B Bazar. 
I sang a song of joy to one grown sad — 

I sang it, then I walked my way apart, 
When, lo, in hours that were to me less glad 

It turned and echoed softly in my heart, 



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R. AI.TSCHUL. Cashier. 

Continental Building & Loan Association 

Established in 1889. OF CALIFORNIA. 

301 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Subscribed Capital S17.000.000 

Paid-in Capital 3,600,000 

Profit and Reserve Fund 450,000 

Interest paid on deposits at the rate of 6 per cent per annum 
on term and 5 per cent on ordinary deposits. 

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Guaran teed Capital $1,000,000 

Palri-up Capital 300,000 

Surplus 32n,ooo 

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NEWS LETTER. January 6, 1906 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs 



Socialism Routed in Russia. 

The socialists of Russia made Moscow the seat of 
their propaganda and the headquarters of their mobs, 
and it was proper that their centre of action should 
he the first objective point of the Government's direct 
effort in force to restore law and order. The long 
delay on the part of the authorities to crush the up- 
rising was a serious mistake, as is now quite clear. 
Heroic measures should have been adopted and vigor- 
ously applied at the beginning of the revolt, for it 
was not in fact a determined effort on the part of 
the better class to reform the Government. It was 
an insurrection of the lawless, led on from bloody 
deed to bloody deed by native and German socialists 
and anarchists for the avowed purpose of destroying 
any and all form of Government under law. The red 
flag of fire and blood and anarchy was the adopted 
emblem of their theory of human rights, and upon 
that they based their declaration of war. But when 
the Government was awakened to a realization of 
what it had to deal with, a force, an army, indeed. 
was hurled against the insurgents in the city of Mos- 
cow, and when the firing ceased there was no social- 
istic propaganda or headquarters in the nation's 
ancient and holy capital. It cost thousands of 
human lives to break the backbone of socialism at 
Moscow, but the good that will accrue, not only to 
Russia but to all nations, makes the price cheap. It 
was the first time that socialism made a direct armed 
stand to establish the principles of anarchism as the 
basis of social and business life. It selected the 
weakest nation in the world in which to set up its 
standard and attempt to establish what it calls "a 
system of Government which makes every man a 
law unto himself." No doubt there will be sporadic 
outbreaks of lawlessness for some time in Southern 
Russia, but the thousands of socialists and their law- 
defying following that were left dead in the streets 
and suburbs of Moscow attest that the alleged revo- 
lution has yielded in its own blood to law, decency 
and order. As an organized armed force, socialism 
in Russia is a recollection, not a present reality. 

But Russia is face to face with another internal 
danger that is far more inimical to stability of Gov- 
ernment and liberty for the people than socialism ever 
was. This danger comes from the reactionists who, 
being led on by the Grand Dukes, are supported by 
those who demand the restoration of the autocracy 
and bureaus and the. utter abandonment of all plans 
and purpose to establish a constitutional monarch}'. 
And naturally enough, they are having the backing 
of the Established Church, with all its vast wealth, 
traditions and superstitions, which constitute a 
power and influence over the masses little understood 
or appreciated outside of Russia. The great body 
of Russia's population can see in the Church and the 
State onlv that the one is the continuation of the 
other, with the Church more directly in touch with 
Divine authority. The reactionists are telling the 
people that the defeat of the Russians in Manchuria 
and the lawlessness at home was God's way of pun- 
ishing the nation for daring to consider plans that 
would destroy the autocracy of the Czar, which the 
Almighty established for all time. The average Rus- 
sian of the middle and lower class is as superstitions 
as he is ignorant. Such an element in the hands ->f 
the Grand Dukes and the metropolitans could be 
made a power of alarming proportions against anv 
new and better order of Government. Naturally the 



January 6. igo6 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



defenders of the autocracy arc pushing s rigorous 
war for the removal of Count <lc W'ittc, so as to 
liavc a man of their own party at the head of the ac- 
tive administration of the Government, but so far 
the Czar has held up De Wine's hands at every 
critical moment, and not only so, but there is no 
doubt that the Emperor sincerely wishes to see his 
nation transformed into a constitutional monarchy, 
with a parliament direct from the people. He i> still 
lung man. but he knows by the severest kind of 
experience that responsibilities of State should he- 
divided between the throne and the people if tlie 
State would go from strength to strength in the ways 
of national life. However, he is something of a weak- 
ling, and he may be persuaded by the metropolitan^ 
and the Grand Dukes to go over to the reactionists 
and remove De W'ittc. In that event the brains of all 
classes would be likely to inaugurate a revolution 
that would have the sympathy and moral support of 
the better element of all the nations. The Czar has 
crushed socialism, but a greater enemy of peace and 
prosperity and liberty, the reactionists, is still whole, 

active and determined. Russia is still in the woods. 
* * * 

The Kaiser Again at the Front. 

Certain public utterances of the German Emperor 
the past week have set Europe by the ears. Since 
the supposed settlement of the Morocco affair the 
Kaiser has been attending to sports and society, but 
it transpires that he himself has not entertained the 
thought for one moment that he is out of Morocco 
for good and all. In fact, he is making haste very- 
fast to have the necessary preparedness to re-open 
the question and enforce his demands. "What 
next?" is the problem in diplomatic circles, and what 
intensifies the strain is that Prince Bulow is in full 
accord with his Emperor, whatever his plans may be. 
As a matter of fact, Germany is just now moving 
along as if she believed a war with France in the 
near future to be inevitable. To meet this, France is 
doing no blustering, but preparations are going for- 
ward in a way that suggests the need of a war foot- 
ing. The French press and populace seem to feel 
that trouble with Germany is close at hand, and there 
is an amazing degree of harmony among all parties 
and classes in the matter of defying Germany. More- 
over, the French people believe that the Kaiser in- 
tends to force the issue, and they are quite willing 
that the ball shall open as soon as the winter is over. 
And as if to intensify the war spirit in France, Ger- 
many has recently been detected in trying to secure 
French army secrets by bribery, and by twitting 
France about the billion dollars indemnity Bismarck 
exacted at the close of the Franco-German war. It 
is conceded that England would promptly espouse 
the cause of France, if it comes to blows, which in 
turn would involve pretty much the whole of Eu- 
rope. Speaking in the light of the policy of nations, 
Germany is obliged to make a dash in some direction 
to break the bonds of her isolation in which the most 
stupid of statesmanship for a third of a century has 
placed her. Then, again, the Kaiser needs a war to 
stop the growing restlessness of the German States 
which his grandfather forced to come into the federa- 
tion which he calleu the Prussian Empire ; and still 
further, a foreign war would at least check the 
growth and spread of socialism in Germany, which 
is menacing the Government at all points. In short, 
Germany has reached the point of national uncer- 
tainty where a foreign war is almost a necessity, and 
France has supplied and is still supplying plenty of 
reasons for the Kaiser to attempt to give that nation 
another Sedan. 



35 



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"A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed 
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Sir Oliver Lodge, of the University of Bir- 
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and Matter," a criticism of Haeckel's metaphysics, 
as expressed in the latter's "Riddle of the Universe." 

While to a large extent controversial, and meant to 
attack the monism of Haeckel, the book is dully toler- 
ant, and the criticisms are expressed in all good 
nature. 

At the outset, Sir Oliver announces that he wishes 
among other tilings to confute what he regards as 
two errors: First, the notion that because material 
energy is constant in quantity, therefore its transfor- 
mations and transferences — which admittedly consti- 
tute terrestrial activities — are insusceptible to guid- 
ance or directing control ; and, second, the idea that 
the specific guiding power which we call Life is one 
of the forms of material energy; so that, directly it 
relinquishes its connection with matter, other equiva- 
lent powers of energy must arise to replace it. 

The author is an opponent of materialism, as popu- 
larly understood, and there is an ever-present senti- 
ment in his philosophy of a higher, inscrutable some- 
thing, beyond the power of philosophers of the 
Haeckel school to explain satisfactorily. He says: 
"I believe in the ultimate intelligibility of the uni- 
verse, though our present brains may require consid- 
erable improvement before we can grasp the deepest 
things by their aid ; but this matter of Vitality is 
probably not hopelessly beyond us, and it does not 
follow, because we have no theory of life or death 
now, that we shall be equally ignorant a century 
hence." 

Again, says Sir Oliver: "Things as distant from 
each other as light, heat, sound, rotation, vibration 
elastic strain, gravitative separation, electric currents 
and chemical affinity, have all to be generalized under 
the same heading. I'ntil heat was included in the list 
of energies, the statement could not be made, and, 
a short time ago, it was sometimes discussed, whether 
Life should or should not be included in the category 
of energy. I should give the answer decidedly No, 
but some might be inclined to say Yes." 

The book is clearly written, in popular language, 
and discusses the law of substance, the development 
of life, religion and philosophy, mind and matter, and 
various speculations concerning the origin and nature 
of Life. It is both readable and highly instructive, 
yet. while comibalting Haeckel's philosophy, it does 
not demolish it. 

G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London. 
* * * 

Bernard Shaw has launched a bolt at his crit- 
ics in the shape of a small, neat, but pungent 
pamphlet, entitled "The Author's Apology from Mrs. 
Warren's Profession," in which the true aim of the 
play is set forth, and not at all creditably to the in- 
telligence of those who pounced so hard upon it when 
produced in New York. The screed is prefaced by 



January 6, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



37 



an introduction by John Corbin. commenting upon 
the tyranny of the police ami press in the matter >i 
the play. 

Brentano's, New York. 

* • » 

A full description of New York's new 

■ ha^ been prepare. I tor the January t enttiry 
harlea de Kay, with full-page reproductions, one 
in tint, of the four groups. The January chapter.- of 
Mrs. Humphrey Ward- "Fenwick's Career" (in 
England pronounced "Fennick") brim; reader- of 
The Century a timely description of the Christmas 
season in the Westmoreland country, where Fenwick 
teturns for a brief season from London. 

* * * 

The January St Nicholas is a number with 

much for grown-ups as well as for the children of the 
family. W. J. B. Moses's "The Ransom of Billy," 
and the new Pinkey Perkins's story, "How Pinkey 
Caught a Bank Account," are Christmas Day tales; 
and Edith Thomas's lines on "The Procession of the 
Three Kings" are illustrated by a full-page repro- 
duction of Paul Hey's lithograph, "For they will find 
her, sitting still and weak, upon a bench, beside some 
stable shed." Paul R. Heyl sings "The Ballad of 
Bruce's Bowl;" Elizabeth Price's "Mjss Dorothea's 
Recital'' is a charming tale; Carter Hamilton's "Flap- 
jack" is a story of a little dog-hero; Ellis Parker 
Butler's "The Rowena O'Toole Company" is full of 
fun ; and Francis Arnold Collins's "Toy Railroading" 
is good after-Christmas reading. There are many 
other attractive features, and in this number begins 
S. E. Forman's "Stories of Useful Inventions." 

* * * 

In The World's Work for January, among 

other excellent features, are three particularly not- 
able articles, namely : "The Senate — of Special In- 
terests," "Irresponsible Insurance Millions," and 
"The Leaders of Japan," by competent writers. 

Old carpets are thoroughly renovated, cleaned 

and freshened up at Spauldin'g's Carpet Cleaning 
Works, 353 Tehama street. An entirely new process 
is used at this establishment. 



— ' — At Moraghan's, in the California Market, an 

admirable luncheon may be obtained, deliciously 

cooked and tastefully served. Oysters, fish, steaks 
and chops are specialties. 

A rare assortment of admirable Japanese art 

goods may be seen at George T. Marsh's store, 214 
Post street, convenient to car lines, clubs and leading- 
hotels. 



Tesla Briquettes, the popular domestic fuel, are only $7.50 

per ton; half ton, W; quarter ton, $2. Pull weight guaranteed. In 
economy, cleanliness and heat producing qualities, Briquettes 
are superior to coal. Sold only Dy the Tesla Coal Company, 10th 
and Channel. 'Phone South 95. 



"HAPPY 
DAYS" 

SERIES 




INCOM- 
PARABLE 
GREETINGS 



PLEASING PVBLICATIONS 

For H«ppy People and Those Who Waul to Be. BRIGHT AND 
ORIGINAL HOLIDAY CARDS. For Sale by Book 
Dealers, Stationers and Art Stores with few exceptions (desirable 
exceptions). Send for "Happy Days" Boohlot (priceless— postpaid) 

MORGAN SHEPAR.D, Crocker Bldg., San Francisco 



The guarantee of the "Clicquot Quality" of every bottle of 

Vve. CLICQUOT Champagne 



la In this LABEL: 



Refuse 
substitutes. 




, s jA-YIGNIERG»- 

B'.?,'lrH • MAN FRANCIICO 1 

SOLE AGENTS P01 TH£ FACIT.C- COAST. 



$20 BUYS A $25 SUIT 

The headline tells the story in a nutshell. Tou 
can gvt a $25 suit to your order for J20. This 
reduction Is made to get you In touch with our in- 
stallment plan, by which you can buy a Suit, Over- 
coat or Pants made to order at cash prices for 

$1.00 P issL 

Neuhaus (El Co., Inc. 

MERCHANT TAILORS 

727-729 Market St. Phone Black 6862 

Up stairs. Between Third and Fourth 



Holiday Gifts. 

Opera, Race and Field Glasses, Lorgnettes, Spectacles 

KODAKS AND CAMERAS 

Send for Catalogue. 

OPTICIAN. 

105 MONTGOMERY ST. 

NEAR SUTTER OPR OCCIDENTAL HOTEL 

KODAK AGENCY-PHOTO SUPPLIES 



GERMEA 



-FOR- 



BREAKFAST 



THE JOHNSON-LOCKE MERCANTILE CO., Agcntl 



Spreckels' Rotisserie 



Call Bldg. 



15 th Floor 



S. CONSTANTINI, Manager 

Late of "Maison Tortoni" 



38 



ENNENS 



BO RATED 
TALCUM 




XOILET 



4.^'iF^f 



Ballad of the Bargain Counter. 

I don't care what the men may say, 

I always like a bargain sale. 
A little less than cost to pay — 

That is a joy will never pale. 
I'll purchase dry goods by the bale 

And walk until 1 almost drop; 
No matter what it may entail, 

When Friday comes I have to 
shop. 

The papers the preceding day 

To closely scan I never fail ; 
Advertisements of some display 

Uninteresting to a male. 
But which with great delight 1 hail, 

And quickly on my things I pop 
And hurry down the snaps to nail, 

When Friday comes I have to 
shop. 

I never feel more blithe and gay 

Than when I see some sweet 
percale 
Or china silk or white pique 

Reduced upon a mammoth scale. 
I set out hot upon the trail 

And get there in a skip and hop ; 
Before the rush I never quail. 

When Friday comes I have to 
shop. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

_ The customer at the five- 

cent lunch counter, with some exer- 
tion had dug a spoonful from the 
contents of the side dish. "Waiter," 
he said, "this tastes different some- 
how, from the mashed potato I 
usually get here." "It is different," 
said the waiter, inspecting it. "It's 
the chunk of putty, for a broken 
window pane, that the old man has 
been making a fuss about for the 
last ten minutes. He'll be glad to 
get it back again. Thanks." 



"Bobby, were you looking 

through the keyhole last night at 
me and your sister?" "Honest, no. 
Mother was in the way." — Life. 




PITS 

GURED TO STAY CURED 

Emloeot Judges, Ministers, Congressmen 
and the medical press declare my cures 

Sermanent. I cure afterothers fall. It 
oesn't matter bow severe tbecate, I can 
cure It. I want to send you the proof. I 
will send you my booklet on Epilepsy by 
return mall FREE. Write to-day. 
Dr. W. Towns* Fond du Lao, Wig. 



GLADDING.McBEANsCO. 



[TERRA C0TTA| PRESSED BRICK] 
OFFICE, RIALTO BUILDING] 



SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.' 
WORKS -LINCOLN. CAL. 



t, 



January 6, 1906 



HARTSHORN 
SHADE ROLLERS 

Bear the script name ot Stewart 
Hartshorn on label 

Wood Rollers. Tin Roller*. 



% 



They were sitting in the 

parlor of the pretty little cottage. 
"Darling," he whispered, ardently, 
"we are rolling onward in the car 
of love." "Yes, dear," she whis- 
pered, nestling on his broad shoul- 
der, "and we don't need any con- 
ductor to say 'Sit closer, please.' " 



"I see," said Mrs. Oldcastle, 

"that Andrew Carnegie has offered 
$300,000 for a Rubens." "Has he?" 
replied her hostess. "My goodness, 
it seems to me that's an awful 
price. Why, the Billigsons only 
paid $20,000 for their Mercedes, 
and the lamps are all gold-plated, 
too." 



Mamma Fish — What shall I 

sing for you, darling? Baby Fish 
— Any old thing, mamma, 'cept 
"Rocked in the Cradle of the 
Deep." 




to »rrlv. at 
SAN FRANCISCO. 

Faow Dzoimbu 26, 1906. 



First Depot 
(Foot of Market Street.) 



Coast Line 

fifarrotv GatHJe 

(!•"•. "tot Miul.w Blrei'l ) 



8-1 S NC 



1 in.- 



Sun 



MAIN LINE. 



B 55p 



7.48P 

7 2BP 



4.48p 



408p 



4 08p 
4.28P . 



7.08P 



7-OOAKImIra, Vacavllie, Winters, Rumsey 

7.00a Klcbmoud. Benlcla, Sacramento, 
Sulsun and War Stations 

7-40a Vallejo. Napa, Callatoga, Santa 

Koaa, Martinez, San Ramon 608p 

7.40a Nuns, Pleaeanton, Llvermore, 

Tracy, Latbrop. Stockton 7.28p 

8.00a Sbnsu Express— (Via Davit), 
Williams. Willows. tFrnto. Red 
BhifT, Portland. Tacomn, Seattle. 7-4BP 

8-OOa Davis, Woodland. Knights Landing-, 

Marysvltle. Orovllle.. 748P 

8.20a Martinez, Anttocb, Byron, Tracy, 
Stockton, Newman. Los Banos, 
Mendola, Armoos, Hanford, , . n0 _ 
VlBiilla. Portervllle \ r2H? 

8 20a Port Costa, Laibrop. Merced. Mo- ' *™ p 
desto. Fresno, Hanford. Vlsalla, 
Bakersfteld 

B 40a Nlles, San Jose, Llvermore, Stock- 
ton (tMllion), Valley Spring, 
lone, Sacramento. Placer vl lie, 
Colfax. Marysvllle. Red Bluff.... 

8 40AOnkdale. Chinese. Jamestown, 

Sun 1 >r 11, 'I in ii n in no ami Angels... 

9 TO* Atlantic EnpreBB-Ogden and Fast. 
9 40a Richmond, Port Conia, Mnriloei 

and Way Stations (tCunct.nl) .... 
10 20a Vallejo. Dally Napa. Sunday only 
10 20 a Los Angel.-* Pa as en gc r — Port 
Costa, Martinez. Byron. Tracy, 
Latbrop. Stockton, Merced, 
Raymond, Fresno, Gosben Junc- 
tion, Hanford, Lemoore, Vfsalta, 
I.ukerBllel.l. Lob Angeles 7-08P 

10 20a El Pnso. Kansas City, St Louis and 

Chicago . 

1 1 00 a Tin- Overland Limited — Omalia. 

Clili-ngu. Pi-nver. KnnsnB City... B.48P 
II 40aNIIi-m, SftD ,1nNe mid Way Stations. 2-48P 

il 0' PSaeraincnto River Stenmers 111. 00p 

3 20p Port OOHtn, Martinez. Ityron. Tracy, 

Modesto, Merced, Fresno 12.08p 

5 40p Kinl.-la. Winters, Siicninienlo, 

W I In ml. Knights Landing. 

Marysvllle and orovllle 10 48a 

3 40p llnv wnr.l. Mies, and Way Stnll-.OB 748p 
l 00p v ii 1 1 ■• I ii, Marlines, San Ramon, 

Niipn.Ciillriiiii;ii, Santa Ko«a 9.28a 

4 OOpNIU'h. Traey. Stock toil, Lodl 10 28a 

4.40Pllayward. NIIi-h, Irvington. Sim J 18.48a 

■Fori'. Llvermore } 

BOOp'iTieOwi Limited — Newman, Lob 

It >». Meuduta, Fresno, Tulare. 

linkersllcld. Lob Angeles 

B.OOpC.UIen Slate Limited- Kl I'nso, 

Kansas City, St. LouIh and 

Chicago 

t6.20pll(ivwiirrl. Nlles and San J use 

B 20p\aiu-j... Port Costa, Benlcla, Sut- 

Bini, Surra in en to 

6 00p Knatcru Kxpreas— Omaha. Chicago, 

Denver. Kaunas city, St. Louis, 
Martinez. Stneklon. Sncrnniento, 
Reno, Sparks, Montello. Ogden .. 

6 20p Jlayward. NIIi-m and San Jose 

7 00p Reno Piisacnger— Port Costa, Re- 

nlt-ln. Bulsnn, Kim Ira, Dixon, 
Da- Is.Rin ruiiientii. Hazcn, Tono- 
paii, U old Held iiini Keeler 

7. 00p Valh-Jti. Crockett and Way Sta- 

tlnos. Sunday only 11.28a 

20poreuini & i alironila Express— Saa 
ra men it), Mnryavllle, Redding, 
Pnrlland, PllgCl Sound nnd Rust. 8 48a 

9 COPllavward. Nile* nnd Sun .lone (Sun- 
dav miiy) 111.48a 



C..i 

(rn/. and Way Stations . 

AltttlT » 2 IGp Newark. LViilnrvlllo. Sai 

■w A Imaden. I usi.iiIum, (■eli-.n, 
uMit Cri'ek, S inlB i Iruz and 
Inclpnl Win Btntluiis tio.55A 

ark. San J OS 6. Los dittos .... j *JJ llj 

3 45plluiiierw Train — (Saturday only) 

San .lo^eniiil Way Stall. m- I7.59P 



LlBpNe 



COAST LINE 



i ii.. ..i.i 
send sni 



6 lOASan.l.iM-im.i Way Stations 6 30P 

7 OIlA Sun .luse and Way Slallons. 6 40P 

B.OrAM' 1 * Alinaden (Tnes,. Fn.. only).. 4-IOp 

8 00a Tin- Con-ter Situ Jose, B n Una a, 
San Anlo, Pa bo I lull I en, Santa 
Ma i gait la. San I. ills Olilspo. 
Guadalupe, Gavlotu. Santa Bar- 
bara. San lliH-iiaveiilum, Oxnard, 
Itiirhank, Lob Angeles 10-30P 

B-OOAOIIniy. Mol lister. PaJ ro, Castro* 
Vltle. Del Monte, Pacific Grove, 

Surf, Lmiinoc 10.30p 

9-C0A San .lone, Trea Plana. Wat*.. in llle, 
(.'apltola. Santa Cruz. Paettlc 
Grove. Salinas. San l.nis oi.j H po 

and Principal Way Stall. ma 4-1Hp 

10 30a Sun Jose nnd Way Siatlims 1 20p 

6 48p 11-30ASiin.i-.se ami Way Stations 7.40p 

7*48p 2 IBpS lose nml Way Stations 8.38a 

3 OOP Del Monte KxpreBB— Santa Clara, 
San Joae, W.iir»onvllle. Santa 
Cruz. Del Mi.nte. M on terey 

Pad lie Grove 12 16p 

t3.0fJpLoi,GntO8. Wright. R. .older Creek, 
Sauta Cruz, via Santa Clara nnd 
Narrow Gauge, . 

3 30p Smith Snu Francisco, San Jobc 
Gllrov. Holllslcr. Trm Plnus 10-46A 

4 30pShii Jose ami Way Stations t7 65a 

BOOpSihiIii Clara, San Jose. Los Gatos, t9.n(lA 
|B.3 n pSiinJoseand Principal WtyStnllune 69.40a 
5.4Bpsniimi-i K\ press— RiO d w nod. Saa 

Jobc, Gtlroy, Salinas, Paso 
Roliles, San Luis Obispo, Santa 
Barbara. Los A nceles, Demfng, 
Kl Paso, New Orleans ,. ,, 9 10a 

5 4BpKI I'aao, Kruhiib City, St. Louis. 
Chicago 9 10A 

646Pl'aJaro. WatsonvMle. Capltola, 
Santa Cruz. Cahtrovtlle. Del 
Monte. Pacllle Grme. 
Ill 48a ( G IBpSnn Mateo, Reresfurd, Belmont, 



10 45a 



-. 1030p 



arlos. Redwood, Fair (inks. 

Menlo Park. Pal-. Alto 

R jr 630pSan J use and Way SlailonB 

°' ,OA 8.0npPnlo AltoH'.d Way Stations 

11.30pSouthSanFrani-l«co, M (librae, ltur- 
Ilngame, San Mateo, Belmont, 
Ban Carl'.B. Redwood. Fair Daks. 

Menlo Park and Palo Alto 

11 9fl» 11-30pSaturdnys only for Mnytleld, Moun- 
l,, ' BA win View. S 

Santa Clara 



848a 

7.08a 



ui.nvi nl<.. Lawrence, 



1646a 

6.36a 
10.1Ba 



9.46p 
I946P 



OAKLAND HARBOR FERRY 
12.48P iFootof Mai i*i si) 

9 48a Dally except SuDnTtv. t '0.9.00,11.00 a.m.; 
1,30, 3.30. 6 30 « m. 
Sunday on'y, 7.30 9.00 10 30 a m.; 12.00 n., 

_ 1.30. 5 00,4 50 6 00. 7,3 p.m. 

' A A for Morning. P for Afternoon, 

tSunday excepted ISundav only. '-Monday only. 
'Dally, and scops at all minimi* on Sunday. 
Tlie | >|U- l..^N«, i-.i. » ii.,| i ANY 
HI call for and check baggage from hotels and 
-'donees. Telephone. Exchange SS. 



January 6, 1906 



SOZODONT 



TOOTH 
POWDER 




It will not tarnish gold work nor scratch 
the enamel. A perfect dentifrice — the 
one for you. Ask your dentist. 



SUNBEAMS 

Stolen from Thieves. 

Hogan ^wealthy builder) — 

Phwat would be a good name i'r 
th' new fiats, Mike ? Grogan (his 
superintendent) — How would 
"The Marguerite" do? Hogan — 
Xot wid me wife ! I named th' 
lasht wan "The Josephine," and 1 
had to change it in a hurry or de- 
find an action f 'r divoorce ! — Puck. 

The trial was over, and the 

red-faced man had lost his case. 
"You know," said the kind judge, 
"if a man dances he must pay the 
fiddler." "I know that, judge," re- 
plied the man with the florid com- 
plexion, as he pointed straight at 
his lawyer; "but it's pretty hard to 
have to pay a fiddler like that." 

Redd — Does he play much 

golf? Green — Three days a week. 
"Is that all?" "Yes; he has to work 
the other four days of the week." 
"Indeed! What does he do " 
"Why, he spends the four days 
looking for the balls he lost in the 
three days." 

"The charity organization 

is soliciting donations of bed 
clothes for the new insane asylum." 
"What are you going to send 
them?" "Oh, some crazy-quilts, I 
suppose." 

— 1 — ."That widow'll make a fool 
of him if he doesn't look out." "No ; 
I have it on very good authority 
that she intends to marry him." 
"That's what I mean." 

HAND 
SAPOLIO 

Is especially valuable during the 
iummer season, when outdoor occu- 
pations and sports are most in order. 

GRASS STAINS, MUD STAINS 

and CALLOUS SPOTS 

yield to it, and it is particularly 

agreeable when used in the bath 

after violent exercise. 

ALL GROCERS AND DRUGGISTS 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



They wen- looking at 

newspaper portraits of eminent 
-men. "It - ircelj i" (9 

.-.ible," observed the tall man, "thai 
he can ha\ <■ grow n >■■ much 

1 in a few short years." 
"Those are his 'before and after 
taking' portraits," said the short 
man. "Before and alter taking 
what:'' "That salary from the life 
insurance company." 

Manager — Your play is 

wholesome, lull of action, well con- 
structed, and even brilliant in 
places. Playwright — Then you'll 
produce it? How good of you! 
Manager — No, I can't afford to. It 
is neither immoral nor suggestive, 
so we should be forced to pay for 
the advertising. — l'uck. 

Teacher (to class in geogra- 
phy) — What does a strait separate, 
Bobby Taylor? Bobby Taylor (ab- 
sently) — It separates his pile from 
a feller, if de odder guy's got a 
flush. — Puck. 

— 1 — Customer (in restaurant) — 
Waiter, I wish you would bring 
me a medium>done porterhouse 
steak smothered in mush-rooms. 
Waiter (to cook) — Choke one with 
the toadstools ! 

"Pa, what are halcyon 

days?" "Well, pay days, among 
others. Now go out and play on 
the fire escape. I want to read 
about this insurance investiga- 
tion." 

Managing Editor — Where's 

that new special man? Has he 
turned in anything yet? City Edi- 
tor — He's down at the corner, 
turning in gin rickeys. — Puck. 

Friend (humorously) — Do 

you or your wife rule in the house- 
hold? He (seriously) — Neitner. 
We live under a provisional gov- 
ernment with the cook. 

— 1 — "Do you know that your at- 
tentions weary me?" "Do they, in- 
deed ? I was beginning to feel that 
I had failed to make any impres- 
sion whatever." 

First Vermiform Appendix 

People are trying to get rid of us. 
Second Vermiform Appendix — 
Yes ; but we are still in the major- 
ity. 

— —Guest — Where is my room? 
Hotel Clerk — Sixty-fourth floor. 
Guest — Well, if any one calls to 
see me, just say I'm out of town. 

Mlabel — Going to the thea- 
tre again? But you've seen the 
piece. Maude — Yes, but not in my 
new dress. 

'Is this pure milk?" asked 

the inquisitive lady customer. 
"Yes," replied the milkman, "we 
sell the cream separately." 




A GOOD thing is usually a tar- 
get for imitators. Be sure to 
insist on CLUB COCKTAILS if 
you want the satisfaction that goes 
with a royal drink. 

It is not enough for imitators to 
use the same ingredients — the 
secret of CLUB superiority is the 
exquisite proportions of liquors 
used and the ageing. This 
formula cannot be imitated — so 
CLUB COCKTAILS remains the 
only brand. 

Seven kinds — Manhattan, Mar- 
tini, Vermouth, Whiskey, Holland 
Gin, Tom Gin and York. 

0. F. HEUBLEIN & BRO., Sole Proprietors 

Hartford New York London 



PACIFIC COAST AGENTS 

JOHN H. SPOHN COMPANY 

San Francisco, Los Angeles. 
Denver, Bait Lake City, Seattle. 



"The successful people now- 
adays are the reformers," re- 
marked the patriotic citizen. "Yes," 
answered Senator Sorghum, "I be- 
lieve that reform: is actually get- 
ting around to a basis where it can 
be made to pay." 

"Will you sing something, 

Miss Skreechleigh?" "Oh, really, I 
can't." "Very well, then, I met 
your music teacher this afternoon 
and he told me 3'ou couldn't, but I 
thought perhaps he was preju- 
diced." 

Miss Flirt — I'm sorry, but 

you'll find some other girl soon 
who will make you forget me. Mr. 
Stingy — Oh, I can never forget 
you. Miss Flirt — Yes, you can. 
You did it last Christmas. 

"Mjy dear, what shall it be 

— motor car, flying- machine or 
submarine?" "Let's take a ride on 
one of those old-fashioned rail- 
roads that were once so much 
used." — Life. 

She — Don't you think foot- 
ball is a fine sport? He — Oh, yes. 
The doctors and undertakers have 
to live. 

Yeast — What fruit is there 

the most money in? Crimsonbeak 
— Insurance plums, I guess. 

— 1 — Dyer — Has he an interest 
in the business? Ryer — No, only 
a mild curiosity. — Smart Set. 



PONBMTRAC 

THE 

Mcdrcinc Chest 

in every house should have Pond's 
Extract, the old remedy for sprains 
and bruises, at hand for emergen- 
cies. It never fails to relieve pain 
when applied promptly and liberally. 
Limbers and relaxes stiff and 
sore muscles, supplies the joints pre- 
paratory to athletic feats, and after 
violent exercse refreshes like sleep. 
Which Hazel is not the same 
thing. On analysis of seventy 
samples of Which Hazel -often 
offered as "the same thing" — 
fifty two were slwwn to contain 
wood alcohol or foimaldehyde 
or both. To avoid danger of 
poisoning use 

(•DNDslxfRAC 



Old Beau — I want an , en- 
gagement ring. Jeweler — Solid or 
plated? Old Beau— Will a plated 
one last for six months? Jeweler 
—Oh, yes. Old Beau— Well, that 
will do. My engagements only av- 
erage three months. 

— I — Tramp — Mornin', miss. Say, 
could yer give me a pair of trow- 
sers? Parson's Daughter — I will 
ask my brother if he has any to 
give away. Tramp — Thankee, 
miss, an' I'll do the same for you 
one o' these days. 

Stranger — I see Carnegie 

has offered your town a circulating 
library. Uncle 'Rastus — Lemme 
tell yo' something, sah — de cryin' 
need ob dis town am a circulatin' 
hencoop. — -Judge. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

Djr. Sophronia Fletcher is 
hale and active at the age of ninety- 
one. In her criticism of a some- 
what emotional and bombastic 
character, Dr. Fletcher said the 
other day : "This gentleman re- 
minds me of a friend of mine, a 
woman, now dead these many 
years. The woman with a tragic 
air rushed upstairs one day and 
cried to her maid : 'Celeste, put my 
curling iron in the fire at once. 
James has been bitten by a mad 
dog.' 'Ah, brave madame !' said Ce- 
leste. 'Madame is going to cauter- 
ize the wound.' 'No,' said the lady, 
but 1 am going to curl my hair so 
1 can run for the doctor !' " 

An old Scotchman, being 

asked how he was getting on, said 
that he was all right "Gin it wasna 
for the rheumatism in the richt 
leg." "Ah, John," said the inquirer, 
"be thankful, for there is no mis- 
take you are getting old, like the 
rest of us, and old age doesn't come 
alone." "Auld age, sir," returned 
John; "I wonder to hear ye. Auld 
age has naething tae dae wi't. 
Here's my ither leg jist as auld; 
an' its sound and soople yet." 

"Well, how are things in 

general?" genially inquired the 
patent churn man, who had just ar- 
rived on his regular monthly visit 
to the hamlet. "Finer 'n split frog 
hair!" triumphantly replied the 
landlord of the Pruntytown tavern. 
"Why, times are so good just now 
that we were able to have a promi- 
nent citizen die at one of the most 
expensive hotels in New York last 
week." — Puck. 

"I had a cousin who was in 

one position for thirty-four years, 

and " began Hi Spry. "Holdin' 

a Gover'ment job, or playin' a 
game o' chess?" inquired the Old 
Codger, in his usual grim way. — 
Puck. 




Against 
General debility 

DISORDERS OF THE 

STOMACH, LIVER 
and KIDNEYS. 



January 6, 1906 

Poet — So you think I should 

get more fire into my verses? Edi- 
tor — My dear sir, quite the reverse. 




ALL THE YEAR 
ROUND TOURS 

Travel by Sea 



excel leil Sertlce, Lew Rita, liclidloi Berth ui Mull 



Los Angelei Ban Diego Santa Cruz 

Santa Barbara Monterey 

Eureka Seattle Tacoma 

Victoria VancouTer Etc. 

And to those desiring longer trips to 
Alaska and Mexico. 

Per laieraitleo refirdlif xillloi iita eic.ebuli lolier 

SAN FRANCISCO TICKET OFFICES 

e New Montgomery St. (Falaoe Hotel. 
10 Market St. . and Broad way Wharves. 

0. D. DTJNAKN. General Passenger Agent 
10 Market Street . San Fraaelseo 




ABOUT 
YOUR 
TRIP 
EAST 



When planning your Eaatern trip, the 
question always arises: "How shall I 
co?" Let me offer a suggestion. The 
Missouri Pacific operates both Pullman 
and Tourist Sleepers through from 
California to Kansas City, St. Louis 
and Chicago without change of cars, 
which carry you through the world- 
famed scenery of Colorado by day- 
light. Dining and cafe cars on all 
through trains; service a la carte. 

Write us for our lowest rates and 
handsomely illustrated books of travel. 



W. J. SHOTWELL, General Afenl 



»23 Market St. 



In Franolao* 



For Women 
and Children 
Traveling Alone 

&/>e Rio 
Grande 
Scenic Line 
Excursions 

JUST FILL THE BILL 

Personally Conducted to 
the East 

NO CHANGE OF CARS 

Details— also free books of 
travel, handsomely Illustrated, 
may be had of 

W. J. SHOT WELL, GenareJ A.enl 
DENVER AND Bit ORANDE R. R, 

615 MARKET ST. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. 



January 6. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

STATEMENT 



41 



Of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities 



OF 



THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS 

AND LOAN SOCIETY 

A CORPORATION 

and Where Said Assets are Situated. 
DATED DECEMBER 31, 1905 



ASSETS 

t— Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, 

the actual value of which Is $33,356,563.78 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and 
debts is as follows: They are all existing Con- 
tracts, owned by said Corporation, and are pay- 
able to it at its office, which is situated at the 
corner of Market, McAllister and Jones Streets, 
in the City and County of San Francisco, State 
of California, and the payment thereof is secured 
by First Mortgages on Real Estate within this 
State ($33,133,063.78) and the State of Oregon 
($23,500) and Washington ($200,000). Said Promis- 
sory Notes are kept and held by said Corporation 
at its said office, which is its principal place of 
business, and said Notes and Debts are there 
situated. 
2 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby secured, 

the actual value of which Is 372,900.00 

The condition of said Promissory Notes and 
debts is as follows They are all existing Con- 
tracts, owned by said Corporation, and are pay- 
able to it at its Office, which is situated as 
aforesaid, and the payment thereof secured by 
"Northern Railway Company of California First 
Mortgage 5 per cent Bonds," "San Francisco 
and San Joaquin "Valley Railway Company 5 per 
cent Bonds." "Southern Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany of Arizona 6 per cent Bonds," "Southern 
Pacific Railroad Company of California. Series F 
and G, 6 per cent Bonds," "Park and Cliff House 
Railway Company 6 per cent Bonds," "The 
Omnibus Cable Company First Mortgage 6 per 
cent Bonds," "Pacific Gas Improvement Company 
First Mortgage 4 per cent Bonds," "United States 
3 per cent Bonds," "Spring Valley "Water Works 
First Mortgage G per cent Bonds," "Spring 
Valley Water Works Second Mortgage 4 per cent 
Bonds," "Forty-two Shares of the Capital Stock 
of The Bank of California" and "One hundred 
and thirty Shares of the Capital Stock of the 
California Street Cable Railroad Company," the 
market value of all said Bonds and Stocks being 
$450,869. Said Notes are kept and held by said 
Corporation at its said Office, and said Notes, 
Bonds and Stocks are there situated. 
3 — Bonds of the United States, the actual value of 

„ which Is 17,335,289.95 

The condition of said Bonds is as follows : 
They belong to said Corporation, and are kept and 
■ held by it in its own Vaults and are there situated. 
They are "Registered 4 per cent of 1907 ($11,- 
350,000) and 4 per cent of 1925 ($4,520,000) United 
States Bonds." and are payable only to the order 
of said Corporation. 
A — Miscellaneous Bonds, the actual value of which Is 10,524,375.66 
The condition of said Bonds is as 
follows: They belong to said Corpora- 
tion and are kept and held by it in its 
own Vaults and are there situated. 
They are: 

''Market Street Cable Railway Com- 
pany 6 per cent Bonds" $1,126,000.00 

■"Market Street Railway Company First 
Consolidated Mortgage 5 per cent 

Bonds" 433,000.00 

■"Sutter Street Railway Company 5 per 

cent Bonds" 150,000.00 

"Powell Street Railway Company 6 

per cent Bonds" 158,000.00 

-'The Omnibus Cable Company 6 per 

cent Bonds" 89,000.00 

"Presidio and Ferrie Railroad Com- 
pany 6 per cent Bonds" 24,000.00 

"Ferries and Cliff House Railway Com- 
pany 6 per cent Bonds" 6,000.00 

"Los Angeles Railway Company of 

California 5 per cent Bonds" , 145,000.00 



"Northern Railway Company of Cali- 
fornia 6 per cent Bonds" 584,000.00 

"Northern Railway Company of Cali- 
fornia 5 per cent Bonds" 24,000.00 

"San Francisco and North Pacific 

Railway Company 5 per cent Bonds" 393,000.00 

"Southern Pacific Railroad Company 
of California 6 per cent Bonds" ... 844,000.00 

"San Francisco and San Joaquin 
Valley Railway Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" 111,000.00 

' 'West Shore Railroad Company of 

New York 4 per cent Bonds" 500,000.00 

"Spring Valley Water Works First 

Mortgage 6 per cent Bonds" 123,000.00 

"Spring Valley Water Works Second 

Mortgage 4 per cent Bonds" 516,000.00 

"Spring Valley Water Works Third 

Mortgage 4 per cent Bonds" 1,020,000,00 

"The Merchants' Exchange 7 per 

cent Bonds" 1,500,000.00 

"San Francisco Gas and Electric 

Company 4V£ per cent Bonds" 495,000,00 

" City and County of San Francisco 
3y 2 per cent Bonds" 1,778,000.00 

"City of Vallejo 5 per cent Bonds" . . . 65,000.00 

and "City of San Luis Obispo 5 per 

cent Bonds" 13,500.18 

5 — Interest on Miscellaneous Bonds accrued to Jan- 
uary 1, 1906 190,901.07 

6 — (a) Real Estate situated in the City and County 
of San Francisco ($149,296.01) and in the coun- 
ties of Santa Clara ($68,946.21), Alameda ($81,- 
442.02) and San Mateo ($13,701.42), in this State, 

the actual value of which is 313,385.66 

(b) The Land and Building in which said Cor- 
poration keeps its said Office, the actual value 

of which is 529,786.67 

The condition of said Real Estate is that it 
belongs to said Corporation, and part of it is pro- 
ductive. 

7 — Proportion of Taxes for the Fiscal Year 1905- 

1906 chargeable to next year 55,227.15 

8 — Cash In United States Gold and Silver Coin be- 
longing to said Corporation, and in its possession, 
and situated at its said Office, actual value 1,957,328.00 

Total Assets $ 64,635,757.94 

LIABILITIES 

1 — Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting to, 

and the actual value of which is $ 61,176,127.03 

The condition of said Deposits is that they 
are payable only out of said Assets and are 
fully secured thereby. 

2— Reserve Fund. Actual Value 3,459,630.91 

Total Liabilities $ 64.635,757.94 

THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETt! 

By JAMES R. KELLY. President. 
THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, 

By ROBERT J. TOBIN, Secretary. 

State of California, City and County of San Francisco, ss. 

JAMES R. KELLY and ROBERT J. TOBIN, being each sep- 
arately dulv sworn, each for himself says: That said JAMES R. 
KELLY is President and that said ROBERT J. TOBIN is Secre- 
tary of THE HIBERNIA SAVINGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, the 
Corporation above mentioned, and that the foregoing statement 
is true. 

JAMES R. KELLY. President. 

ROBERT J. TOBIN, Secretary. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 1906. 
GEO T. KNOX. Notary Public. " 
In and for the City and County of San Francisco, State of 
California. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 6, 1906' 



San Francisco Savings Union 



532 California St. 



NE. Cor. of Webb St. 



EIGHTY-SEVENTH HALF YEARLY REPORT 

OF THE 

5AN FRANCISCO SAVINGS UNION 

AND 

SWORN STATEMENT 

OF THE CONDITION AND VALVE 
OF ITS 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS 
DECEMBER 30th, 1905 




SAN FRANCISCO SAVINGS UNION BUILDING 

OFFICERS 

E. B. Pond, President 

W. C. B. De Fremery, Vice-President 

Lovell White, Cashier 

Robert Watt, Vice-President 

R. M. Welch, Assistant Cashier 



DIRECTORS 
E. B. Pond, W. C. B. De Fremery, Jacob Barth, 
Wakefield Baker, Robert Watt, F. H. Beaver, Wil- 
liam Magee, C. O. G. Miller, John F. Merrill. 



ASSETS 

LOANS ON REAL ESTATE secured 
by first lien on properties wholly 
with in the State of California $18,035,034.15. 

LOANS secured by pledge and hy- 
pothecation of Bonds and Stocks 
of railroad and quasi-public corpora- 
tions 1,745,780.40 

BONDS of railroad, quasi-public and 
industrial corporations and of the 
school districts and municipalities 
of the State of California 14,549,024.58 

BANK PREMISES 350,000.00 

OTHER REAL ESTATE IN THE 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA 450,335.05 

FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 2,000.00 

CASH (in Vault and in Bank) 1,351,417.56 

Total Assets $36,483,591.74 

LIABILITIES 

CAPITAL — Paid up $1,000,000.00 

RESERVE AND CONTINGENT 

FUNDS 1,068,148.14 

DUE DEPOSITORS 34,263,852.71 

SUNDRY ACCOUNTS IN ADJUST- 
MENT 68,009.75 

GENERAL TAX ACCOUNT. Bal- 
ance undisbursed 63,581.14 

Total Liabilities $36,483,591.74 

(Signed) E. B. POND, President. 

(Signed) LOVELL WHITE, Cashier. 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA, City and County of 
San Francisco — ss. 

E. B. POND and LOVELL WHITE, being each 
separately and duly sworn for himself, says: That 
said E. B. POND is President, and said LOVELL 
WHITE is cashier of the San Francisco Savings 
Union, the corporation above mentioned, and that 
the foregoing statement is true. 

(Signed) E. B. POND 
(Signed) LOVELL WHITE 

Subscribed and sworn to before 11ft, this 2d day of 
Tanuarv, A. D. 1906. (Signed) JAMES M. ELLIS, 

(SEAL) Notary Public, 

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Henry Ahlers. Plaintiff, vs. Abbey Land ami Improvement Company,- 
a corporation, defendant. 

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the above Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco, 
State of California, by Henry Ahlers. plaintiff, against Abbey Land 
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directing said defendant to cancel Certificate No. 684. for two hundred 
shares of capital stock of defendant, the same having been theretofore 
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forsaid two hundred shares in lieu and in place of said Certificate 
No. 684; 

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their rights in or claims to said shares, if any they have. 

(Seal) JOHN J. GREIF, Clerk. 

By Geo. "W. Lee, Deputy Clerk. 
Dated : December l, 1906. 

ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
Utah Consolidated Mining Company of Nevada. 

Location of principal place of business. San Francisco, California 
Location of woi ks. Virginia Mining District. Storey County, Nevada. ~' 

Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the Board of Directors 
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of the Company. Room 29, Nevada Block, No.' 309 Montgomery street. 
Ban Francisco. California. 

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16th DAY OF JAN., 1906 
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day of Feb., 1906. to pay the delinquent assessment, together with the 
costs of advertising and expenses of sale. 

By order of the Board of Directors. 

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ASSESSMENT NOTICE. 
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It appears to be a case of ding-dong for War- 
din Tompkins. 

iMixed drinks are commonly productive of 

mixed thoughts. 

Arizona wants to play a lone hand in the 

Statehood game. 

The high liver is generally the possessor of a 

large liver, studded with hob-nails. 

This j ear's divorce suits are being shaped to 

the figure — of the husband's bank account. 

A Xorth Carolina man has won a wife by draw- 
ing straws; he will have to draw checks to keep her. 

Our crack warships have been ramming one 

another on the Atlantic seaboard like a flock of billy- 
goats. 

The battle of the railways on the Oakland 

estuary appears to be a matter of suing and then fol- 
lowing suit. 

An earthquake threw a British Columbia wo- 
man out of bed — behaved, indeed, just as if it had 
been married to her. 

— i — A near-sighted horse bit a piece out of a Port- 
land woman's cheek. Possibly he had heard some one 
remark that she was a "pippin'." 

A Berkeley woman advises the culture of wal- 
nuts, and we hasten to assure her feminine audience 
that walnuts do not produce wallflowers. 

The Merchants' Exchange announces that the 

good ship Lithia is now thirteen days out of port, 
and all on board are well, but thirsty. 

An Idaho "lumber jack" has qualified himself 

for a page in the Sunday supplements by forcing a 
cannibalistic mate to eat the ear he bit off. 

Wicked Africans have eaten a British explorer.. 

It is to be hoped that they had enough respect for 
his national prejudices to serve him rare. 

The Miayor of Woodbridge, N. J., is a stage 

hand, whereas the Mayor of San Francisco, now in 
his third term, is by way of being an old stager. 

Negro students at the East have formed the 

first colored Greek letter fraternity, but they made 
the blunder of not calling it Henhouse Chapter. 

There are signs that the lid won't stay on long 

in St. Louis. Last Sunday the pot bubbled so hard 
that Missouri thought it was having an earthquake. 

— i — A Kentucky farmter killed himself by eating 
oranges and apples, which, we presume, came from 
California. Honors are even, for it was only the 
other day that a Californian died from trying to see 
how much of Kentucky's favorite he could consume at- 
a sitting. 



An Illinois judge has performed a marriage 

ceremony with two apes as the "high contracting 
parties." This looks extremely like monkeying with 
justice. 

Oil magnate Rogers' contempt of the courts is 

probably based on the fact that he has bough L and 
sold a good many of them in the ordinary course 
of his business. 

Young Rockefeller asks his Bible class if it is 

ever right to do a wrong thing in order to accomplish 
a right end. Why doesn't he ask his respected and 
experienced sire? 

A bunch of our gentle friends in Cuba are in 

jail for practicing a crude form of homeopathy, which 
included the killing of a white baby and poulticing a 
barren woman with its heart. 

In Chicago's juvenile court it is found that 

the number of bad girls is relatively on the increase. 
For every bad woman, it must be remembered, there 
is always at least one bad man. 

A Harlem boy dropped a doughnut and the 

cartridge accidentally wrapped in it exploded, send- 
ing a bullet into the lad's stomach. Most doughnuts 
are dangerous only when eaten. 

An Oregon preacher who beat his wife with a 

whip until she was paralyzed has been punished by 
being divorced. Is that Webfoot whipping-posl 
merely busy, or have they stopped using it? 

The plaint of a Wisconsin educator is that we 

have too many women in our schools. Yes, but con- 
sider their advantage of unbeautifulness and ask your- 
self where else they could earn their livings. ' 

— i — Our "great and good friend," Grover Cleve- 
land, is getting $12,000 a year for refereeing the dis- 
putes of three big insurance companies. They have 
agreed, we suppose, not to quarrel during the fishing 
season. 

A Brooklyn woman has died from a strange 

malady, which made her bones so brittle that they 
would snap when she turned over in bed. The poor 
creature is said to have been "all broken up" by her 
misfortune. 

In Chicago they have found a man with "per- 
fect eyes, ears, nose and throat." This means that 
his eyes wouldn't glance at a lifted skirt, his nose 
wouldn't sniff a scandal, and his throat would refuse 
to pass a hard drink. 

A venerable Pennsylvania millionaire has mar- 
ried a chic young milliner, who, like the lady in the 
popular song, knew when suitors came to woo "just 
what to do." The saying "mad as a hatter" might be 
applied to this hatter's new relations-in-law. 



* SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 

WRETCHED POSTAL SERVICE. 

Tt is about three months since the San Francisco 
Post-office was moved into its new quarters on 



Seventh street, yet the service shows little improve- 
ment over the chaotic state in which it fell at the time 
of the move. Not only newspapers and packages, 
but first-class matter, is delivered with frequent de- 
lay and a great deal of irregularity. Complaints of 
the wretched local postal service are heard daily from 
all quarters. 

Merchants, professional men and citizens generally 
have been extremely patient in the matter, and have 
exhibited, generally speaking, a good-nature that is 
remarkable, under the continued annoyance and fre- 
quent loss resulting from the poor service. 

The situation can be explained only by attributing 
it to incompetency or inattention, or both. It must 
indeed be a striking absence of executive ability which 
would permit so vital a matter as the local postal 
service to descend to the low state of efficiency it has 
reached. Some slight irregularities might have been 
overlooked for the first week after the move from 
the old quarters to the new, but certainly a modicum 
of system, organization and discipline should have 
remedied these within a few days. 

Not long ago a disastrous fire broke out in the 
office of a large daily newspaper at the critical hour 
of midnight. Yet that paper appeared on time in 
the morning, somewhat below the standard, it is 
true, but yet it got there. The second morning it 
appeared nearly up to its usual standard ; the third 
it was as good a paper as ever. That was resource- 
fulness, executive ability and energy in the face of 
the totally unforeseen. 

The change of quarters of the Post-office was fore- 
seen for months — for years. Why was ample prepara- 
tion not made for it? Why was not every detail 
worked out in advance, so that the service might have 
gone on during the move without a hitch? When a 
great railroad or other enterprise effects a move there 
is no appreciable difference in its service. Why is 
this not so with the Post-office, which has all the 
money and all the resources of the Federal Govern- 
ment behind it? 

If there were some prospect of a betterment in the 
immediate future, perhaps our patience, alread\ 
nearly divine, might endure a little longer. But there 
is no such prospect of prompt betterment, as far as 
we can observe from almost daily experience. No 
doubt there are experienced minor employees in the 
Post-office who, once they are placed in the proper 
grooves, will continue to perform their duties with 
the fidelity, the regularity and the smoothness that 
characterized them in the past, but they must first 
be placed in these grooves. We naturally look to the . 
higher officials to see that the lower ones perforin 
their duties properly. The one in charge is always 
held responsible for the acts of his subordinates. 

Come, wake up, Postmaster Arthur Fisk. Stick 
close to your office for a while. We believe you have 
the executive ability to remedy the present unbearable 
conditions. Why not get busy and exert this ability 
for the benefit of the community? 

EVANS' LUBBERLY MANEUVRE. 

It is probable that the ambition of Rear-Admiral 
Robley D. Evans to be made a vice-admiral will 
receive a set-back as a result of his seemingly lub- 
berly handling of his battleship squadron while leav- 
ing New York harbor the other day. An admiral 
who cannot take a comparatively small squadron out 
of a well-known home port, in broad daylight and in 



January 13, 1906 

clear weather, without strandings and collisions, is 
hardly the proper person to be so signally honored 
as to have a high rank specially created for him. 

When a squadron or a fleet is under way its units 
are subject to the directions of the flag officer com- 
manding the whole. If the distances, the speeds and 
the positions of the various vessels are not proper 
ones, it is the fault of the flag officer. Of course, 
Evans may be expected to blame the currents or the 
tides, but he should have allowed for them. Or he 
may claim that one or more individual commanders 
did not preserve the proper intervals. It was his 
duty to see that thev did, and, furthermore, in nar- 
row waters, to have seen that sufficient intervals 
were allowed to offset any small irregularity of posi- 
tion in the case of individual ships. 

The fact is, "Fighting Bob" Evans is as much of a 
blowhard, a braggart and a gallery player as General 
Miles or Admiral Schley — two of the worst false 
alarms that ever bamboozled the American press and 
public. Neither of these grand old wind-bags ever 
bamboozled the army or the navy, and as for Evans, 
although he is reallv a better officer than either Miles 
or Schley, he has never wholly fooled the navy. In- 
deed, the navy has for years been getting more and 
more sick of Evans. Me is a chestnut and a tiresome 
one. 

It would be interesting to know what Evans has 
done which many other quiet, faithful officers have 
not done to deserve the exalted rank of vice-Admiral, 
which has not existed in our navy for many years. 
His handling of his battleships is certainly not a 
credential. 



MERCIFUL KILLING. 

Moralists and medical men have alike been greatly 
aroused of late by the advocacy by prominent humani- 
tarians of the policy of killing the hopelessly insane, 
the hopelessly incurable, who want to die, and others 
whose sufferings are beyond relief by other means. 
The chief of these advocates are Dr. Charles Eliot 
Norton, of Cambridge, Mass., and Miss Anne S. Hall, 
of Cincinnati, who have publicly proclaimed their be- 
lief in this method of putting an end to misery. 

To those who banish prejudice, this proposition 
cannot fail to appeal strongly. Why prolong the 
lives of those who are suffering, who are sources of 
nothing but unhappiness to themselves and others? 
Where is the mercy, the humanity, the kindness, in 
making the miserable more miserable? Custom makes 
it lawful to take life under many conditions, such as 
war, self-defense, the prevention of a felony, protec- 
tion against nocturnal marauders, and the punish- 
ment of crime ; also, under certain conditions, in child- 
bearing. Why should the line be drawn in those 
cases where the individual is doomed to a life worse 
than death? 

If in the instances named human life is not so 
sacred that it may not be destroyed, why should it be 
sacred in the one under discussion? As Dr. Norton 
rightly says : 

"There is no ground to hold every human life invio- 
lably sacred, and to be preserved, no matter with what 
results to the individual or to others. On the con- 
trary, there are cases to which every reasonable con- 
sideration urges that the end should be put. Setting 
aside all doubtful cases, no right-thinking man would 
hesitate to give a dose of laudanum, sufficient to end 
suffering and life together, to the victim of an acci- 
dent from the torturing effects of which recovery was 
impossible, however many hours of misery might be 
added to conscious life by stimulants or surgical op- 



January 13. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



•■ration. N" or should a reasonable man hi 

'i death in the mortal <l: h, foi 

|>lc, as cancer, when it has reached thi 
incessant severe pain and when the patient desin 
die. The prolongation of life in such a case by what 
ever moans, is mere criminal cruelty. 1 >r take an- 
other instance, that of an old person whose mind 
has become a chaos of wild imaginings, productive 
Mistant distress not only to the sufferer, but to 
all who live with and attend him. The plain duty 
in such a case is not to prolong, but to shorten life." 

To the credit of large-minded humanitarians be it 
said that they look generally with favor upon the 
! stion. That its opponents are largely to be found 
in the medical profession is not greatly surprising 
when it is remembered that every unfortunate whose 
sufferings are ended by death is a patient removed. 

The contention that the power to end life is one too 
great and responsible to be reposed in the hands of 
a physician is not a good one, as it may be readily 
provided that a painless death may be caused only 
after due consultation with others, after proper legal 
procedure, and with the consent of the nearest of 
kin. 

The world is steadily advancing in humanity. It 
should not halt at this radical, but none the less 
reasonable step. 



POLICE CHUMMING WITH CROOKS. 

" 'Back again, I see, Frank,' remarked the Chief. 
' 'Yes, and it looks as if you had the dead-wood on 
me for sure.' 

' 'Vt ell, where do you think you want to go this 
time?' 

" 'Over to San Quentin for mine. Do you know, I 
have already picked out my old spot in the jute mill?' 

" 'These are pretty fine tools, Frank. Where did 
you get them ?' 

" 'Why, I made them myself. They're bully. Do 
you know, Jerry, I can make the best 'picks' in the 
country?' " 

No, gentle reader, the above is not a whispered 
conversation in a den of thieves between a couple of 
"porch-climbers." It is the veracious account of part 
of an exchange of pleasantries between Jerry Dinan, 
former detective-sergeant, and now San Francisco's 
Chief of Police, and one Frank Beale, alias Page, de- 
scribed as "one of the most skilled 'front door' opera- 
tors in the burglar fraternity." 

Jerry's friend Frank was caught red-handed shortly 
before, and when brought into the presence of Cap- 
tain Anderson, of the Mission police station, said, in 
an off-hand sort of way: 

"I say, Cap., just tell Jerry it's Beale. He'll know 
me, all right." 

The existence of such relations between criminals 
and the officers of the law is not entirely in keeping 
with our theories of the relative attitudes of the 
two classes to one another. By what previous ex- 
perience did the two derive the habit of calling each 
other familiarly by their Christian names? Did Jerry 
ever deal with Frank otherwise than to place him 
under arrest? Were the two ever anything to each 
other but hunter and hunted? 

"Set a thief to catch a thief" is an old proverb, but 
it is, of course, not to be imagined for an instant that 
Frank ever aided his friend Jerry to catch another 
thief. It is entirely out of the question to suppose 
that the San Francisco Police Department ever re- 
sorted to the "stool-pigeon" method of gathering in 
small offenders, with the aid of other criminals who 
received light sentences or immunity in return. In- 



tellects as brilliant as those that adorn our city dctcc- 

lld never require such base aid 
ferreting out crime. 

Vet known crooks have been seen many, man) 
times in close converse with members of the local 
Police Department, even when the latter were in 
full uniform. 



THE CUTTING OF COREY. 

It would be intensely interesting to know just how 
much sincerity there was in the cutting to which \\ . 
E. Corey is said to have been subjected in Pittsburg 
consequent upon his recent carryings on with Mabelli 
Gilman and his troubles with his wife. It would In- 
interesting to know how many of his fellow clubmen 
are immaculate angels in their domestic relations. 

Corey's mistake seems to have been in permitting 
his erotic doings to become public. Me has violated 
the stringent commandment: "Thou Shall Not Get 
Caught." Doubtless there are among those who 
snubbed him most severely not a few who, if the 
truth were known, were under considerable mental 
strain while affecting the I-am-holier-than-thou atti- 
tude. 

At the same time, Corey has certainly shown him- 
self to be a cad of the worst sort by his vulgar way of 
conducting his amatory campaign. Any one with the 
least amount of common sense would have done 
things differently, even if the moral aspect of the case 
were wholly disregarded. It is impossible to make a 
silk purse out of a sow's ear, and Corey is evidently 
a clear case of sow's ear. 



A well-favored daughter of the Blue Grass 

country got a $6,000 verdict from a jury of Kentuck- 
ians, sitting in her railway damage suit, by the pleas- 
ant expedient of "partially disrobing," as the corre- 
spondent puts it, letting the jurors get a glimpse of 
her "white neck, dimpled chest, round arms and taper 
waist." The defendant corporation is thankful that 
the plaintiff went no farther. 



Chauncey M'. Depew is keeping up his reputa- 
tion for "getting in on the ground floor." It trans- 
pires that the lowest price for a write-up in the 
notorious "Fads and Fancies" sensation is set oppo- 
site Chauncey's name. 

— — The warp and woof of the average member of 
Congress seems to be impudence and ignorance, but 
be it said of those "most in interest," to their credit, 
that they wear the garment with becoming grace. 

An explanation that explains would probably 

show why the postal service in the United States 
always shows up a deficit while every other civilized 
country makes a little money out of the business. 

nNow that Great Britain has removed the gar- 



risons from Canada and the West Indies, we may- 
take it for granted that King Edward has no notion 
to add the United States to his list of colonies. 



The Governor-General of the Philippines says 

our subjects over there are moving forward rapidly 
on lines of higher civilization. But modern civiliza- 
tion means to know how to be handy with a gun. 

Why invite Asiatics to come over and dig the 

Panama Canal, and refuse them permission to gather 
fruit in California? Is not the Golden State as much 
under Old Glory as the Panama Canal? 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



THE WORTH OF IT. 

The importance of a foreign country to the United 
States should be measured by the value of that coun- 
try as a buyer of our goods and wares. Certainly it 
is desirable to enjoy friendly relations with all lands 
and peoples, and at the same time it is good business 
sense to be on especially good terms with those who 
expand the volume of their trade with us. We are 
essentially a commercial and industrial people, and 
it is very necessary to our prosperity to court favor 
with every foreign dealer in our kind of products, 
but there is something for us to do besides filling or- 
ders from abroad. We must extend to outsiders the 
same courtesy we demand from them. We must get 
it into our heads that the Orient especially is not 
obliged to trade with us. America is not the only 
country that produces articles of commerce, nor is 
any country likely to encourage trade relations with 
us on a large scale if we refuse to accord to that 
country the same rights and privileges we demand 
from it — or at least to be half-way fair. 

Take, for instance, the empires of China and Japan. 
A lot of political blatherskites and labor union walk- 
ing delegates are all the time urging the Government 
to make the Exclusion Act still more exacting and 
arbitrary, and now they demand that the Japanese be 
put under the same ban. Notwithstanding these in- 
sults, the peoples whose trade we are soliciting re- 
main patient and friendly, hoping that the people 
of this country may finally see the injustice of their 
hostility to the Asiatics. How patient China and 
Japan are is made sufficiently clear by the goods that 
they are buying from us. During 1905 China took 
from our merchants and manufacturers about $60,- 
000,000 worth of their merchandise, against about 
$20,000,000 in the preceding year. During the same 
period — 1905 — Japan swelled her American imports 
from $22,000,000 for the previous year to nearly 
$50,000,000. And these figures do not begin to repre- 
sent the annual value of our trade possibilities with 
those countries. Now, in all reason, can we expect 
China and Japan to continue to favor us with orders 
if we persist in treating their people as utterly un- 
worthy of any consideration at our hands? They are 
not fools, nor are they too dull and stupid to know 
when they are insulted and defamed. The commercial 
future of the Pacific Coast, especially of San Fran- 
cisco, is largely in the hands of China and Japan, and 
it would seem only an exhibition of common business 
sense to treat them decently and fairly. 

ALL MAV BE EXPLAINED. 

In a recent book a distinguished English metaphy- 
sician says : "I believe in the ultimate intelligibility 
of the universe, though our present brains may re- 
quire considerable improvement before we can grasp 
the deepest things by their aid." 

It is the failure of the vast multitude to appreciate 
the idea here expressed by the learned Englishman 
which is largely responsible for a great deal of the 
floundering of the human mind in matters pertaining 
to religion, to philosophy, and to the broad realm 
of thought ending at what many philosophers have 
conveniently termed the Unknowable. 

The fact that something is incomprehensible now 
does not necessarily prove that it will always be in- 
comprehensible. The Kaffir cannot comprehend the 
telephone, nor can the Bushman understand a chemi- 
cal reaction. We ourselves cannot understand either 
of these in their entireties, even with our higher in- 
telligences, but we know far more than the Kaffir 
and the Bushman, and we are learning more all the 



January 13, 1906 

time. Our minds are constantly being developed. 
Things that we could not comprehend a few cen- 
turies ago seem quite simple now. 

It may be just as impossible for our minds, at their 
present stage of evolution, to understand ourselves 
or the universe as.it is for the oyster to comprehend 
differential calculus. But perhaps — and probably — 
there will be creatures some aeons hence as far 
superior to us in intelligence as we are to the oyster. 

That mysteries inexplicable to us at the present day 
will forever be inexplicable is foolish. We should not 
measure future intelligences by our own feeble ones. 
Possibly on some distant star there are already 
evolved intelligences millions of years in advance of 
ours. 



"RINGING" ON THE RACE-TRACK. 

Ben A. Chilson, of Ukiah, California, and Thomas 
T. Cromwell, of Pine Bluff, Ark., have been 
ruled off the turf for life for "ringing" in a horse 
named McNamara for another named The Fiddler at 
Morris Park, N. Y. 

The game played by these two swindlers, which is 
not by any means an unusual one on the American 
race tracks, netted them the great sum of $250,000 
in four races, yet, with every effort of the victims 
to secure evidence against the men, it was twenty-six 
months after the commission of the act before the 
conducters of the race-tracks decided that the culprits 
should be ruled off the turf. 

"Ringing" is regarded as one of the worst crimes 
on the track, as its victims are apt to be the book- 
makers — the gamblers who themselves resort to all 
kinds of devices for wheedling the dollars from the 
deluded followers of the races. It is safe to say that 
for every case of "ringing" there are a thousand cases 
of other forms of fraud, which are neither detected 
nor punished, for the simple 1 eason that the victims 
are the outsiders, not the insiders in the racing indus- 
try. The $250,000 which Chilson and Cromwell 
cleaned up in four races is but a drop in a barrel com- 
pared with the sums that are dropped by the unwary 
on schemes just as fraudulent as "ringing." 

Chilson and Cromwell are only two. How about 
the thousands of sure-thing men who fleece the work- 
ingman, the clerk, and others of moderate means, 
out of their hard-earned savings? If a few of them 
were sent to jail, as well as ruled off the race tracks, 
there would even then be a big field for reform in the 
combination swindle and crime factory known as 
American racing. 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



@own Crier ¥* 

'Me*r tit Cria-T.l/Sit tht dttit art V~* '".__ 




Who arc we that we shall cry out upon the 

money-scatterers of Pittsburg? Last wick that ac- 
complished drinkstcr. Lawyer Grady — the same who 
once banqueted expensively on the ear of a waiter 
who had displeased him — swore thai he hail spent 
most of a $5,000 fee on booze, and Talbot, the lumber- 
man, who is in the throes of unwiving, couldn't re- 
member on the witness stand the details of a $25,000 
a year household expense account. 

Mayor Schmitz is showing signs of conversion 

to the ultra- [effersonian school of political simplicity. 
He won't dine at the Pacific-Union Club or with the 
Merchants' Association, and he declines to skate 
with the Monday night aristocracy. I hear also that he 
has gone so far as to quit having his nails manicured, 
and to keep on wearing yesterday's collar around a 
neck undenled by the soap of the plutocrats or the 
water of the sybaritic rich. 

The fully detected and amply exposed fraud, 

Chamley, the cancer quack, is at his damnable hum- 
buggery as barefacedly as before one of his victims 
went to the dead house and he went to jail. The 
newspapers are again permitting him to print his 
outrageous declaration that "any lump in a woman's 
breast is cancer." The Crier would like to have a 
hand in cooking the tar and putting a knife-edge on 
the rail for Chamley. 

Prize-fighter O'Brien may well sigh for the day 

when he can return from chilly New York to warm- 
hearted, hospitable San Francisco. There he finds 
it as hard to get rooms in a good hotel as it would 
be for an Alabama negro, while here he had the 
bridal suite in the same corridor with Mr. and Mrs. 
Smartsetter. There he must have caste ; here all he 
needs is the money. 

— 1 — Doubtless there are several good reasons why 
Congressman Hearst so suddenly quit the vicinity of 
Washington with the session in full blast, but I can- 
not believe that one of them is the fact that his ex- 
friend, Williams, leader of the minority, threatened to 
"cyarve him up, sah." as soon as he got within knifing 
distance. 

When other editors read in a rival sheet the 

across-the-page line : "The prints more news 

than any other paper published in San Francisco," 
who will blame them for remarking that it's nobody's 
business if a publisher wants to cheat at solitaire? 

The lady swells of this village have withdrawn 

themselves into a club which must be both exclusive 
and expensive. They call it the Francisca Club, and 
the Crier will attend to the punishment of any envious 
person who dares to dub them the Friscas. 

The small boy who swallowed a brass button 

may be able to derive some comfort from the fact 
that many a woman of the age of discretion and re- 
sponsibility has taken a whole outfit of the same for 
her matrimonial portion. 

The projector and promoter of an enterprise 

called "Dreamland" is having visions in which he sees 
capitalists buying bonds with both hands in such 
amounts that he can buy town lots upon which to 
rear his "baseless fabric." 



1 sec be th' pa-apirs. as an eminent humorist 

would put it. that a lineman up in Northern Califor- 
nia gOl a Jolt of 20,000 volts ,ii electricity and took 
no hurt out of the experience. But what puzzles me 
is whj it should have occurred to the correspondent 

to add in that next line that the lucky chap had been 
married only three weeks before. Is the juxtaposition 
of statements meaningful? 

That much-to-be-esteemed jurist, Judge Hunt. 

has added a new one to the causes of divorce a vinculo 
et thoro. The other day he handed to a wealthy 
citizen as a New Year gift a decree parting him from 
the miserable female who had defiled his honor and 
wrecked his home by the unforgivable sin of play- 
ing cards with a young man. Oh, the wickedness 
of some women ! 

One of the first acts of the Board of Health 

under the new administration on Monday was to re- 
scind the resolution in which that body had previously 
denounced "Liquozone" as the worst of the patent 
medicine fakes on the market. Now would any in- 
quiring citizen like more than a hundred guesses at 
the reason for this change of heart? 

"Old Man" Fitzsimmons may not be what he 

once was as a puncher and slugger of his fellow pugil- 
ists, but he is still able to land good and hard on the 
astute person whose business it is to keep the press 
agent's products out of the newspapers. It will need 
a sharp city editor to catch Fitz asleep. 

In a publication entitled "San Franciscans as 

We See 'Em," one finds caricatoons of a number of 
citizens who have paid well for the privilege of being 
held up to ridicule. The book should have been 
called : "San Franciscans as They See Themselves.'' 

If Schmitz, et al., keep the promises they are 

making about giving San Francisco a Government of 
fine gold studded with the jewels of reform, there 
won't be any need for a heaven beyond the clouds, and 
the municipal millennium will have arrived. But 

It will be in order now for brother Abe to take 

his property out of the names of his relatives, thus 
revealing himself as the owner of a prosperous pawn- 
shop, one or two no-questions-asked hotels, and about 
eight of the toughest saloons in the city. 

Molasses in January may do for the purposes 

of homely comparison in another and less mild cli- 
mate, but in this vicinity there is nothing much 
slower than Governor Pardee making a political ap- 
pointment. 

The Crier's politest to the Sausalito young lady 

who wouldn't join in a toast to President Roosevelt. 
It is conceivable — though on this point there is no 
evidence at hand — that she may differ with him on 
the stork question. 

One of the things that must make Satan smile 

is the card of a local colored preacher on which the 
diabolical type-setter has caused to appear this line : 
"What shall I do to be sated?" 

Hearing Edwards Davis preach, it was to 

laugh ; witnessing him in vaudeville it is to beat one's 
breast in anger, and to demand one's money back at 
the box-office. 

— 1 — The Home Telephone is so named because, be- 
ing automatic, it has no girl operators with whom 
flirty husbands may exchange long-range pleasan- 
tries. 

1 observe that there is a flock of robins at the 

Park, and am moved to recall that there have been 
robbings there nearly every night. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 13, 1906 



THE FINAL MEETING 



BY GRACE EVELYN SPENCER 



The doctor leaned back in the smoker and looked 
reminiscent ; the others looked expectant. 

"Well, tell it, Jim." 

"I was thinking," he answered, "of the culmination 
of a little romance which bordered on the tragic, 
which occurred last winter at an out-of-the-way min- 
ing camp, off the railroad, where I had the misfortune 
to be snow-bound for a few days. I had never heard 
of it before, and I don't mind if I never do again. 

"Almost the first man I met in the one-horse affair 
of a hostelry was George Talcot, whom I had not 
seen since we both left Harvard in '99. It seemed 
good to run against a familiar face, and in no time 
we were in his room swapping experiences. He said 
he had a mining claim there, and he took a notion 
that it wanted looking after, so he was on the ground 
with a lot of men and machinery, making things lively 
for the camp, his heart and soul in it, as though he 
was obliged to dig for a living. 

"He told me, among other things, that Dorothy 
Banks, daughter of old man Banks (remember him?) 
was there for her health." 

"Old man Banks, who retired from active life 
long ago, and had an only daughter, whom he idol- 
ized ?" asked one. "It seems to me there had been 
some scandal connected with his early life, his wife 
eloped, and afterwards disappeared from the know- 
ledge of every one, or something like that; died, prob- 
ably, and ruined the old man's life." 

"Exactly," said the doctor. "Well, young Talcot 
had done what seemed to be the only thing to do un- 
der the circumstances: Fell in love with the girl, and 
they were engaged, awaiting the arrival of the father, 
who was expected any day to inspect the proposed 
butter-in into his family. George took me around 
and showed me the sights, which were viewed in a 
few hours. There was a character there who was 
dubbed Woozy Moll,' for obvious reasons — a chronic 
drunk and as degraded as they make them. She had 
reached middle age, and a close observer would say 
that she had seen better times — but it would have 
to be a microscopic observer, indeed. When I had 
the pleasure of beholding her for the first time, she 
was standing on a barrel in the bar-room of the 
ricketty inn, holding up her scanty skirts, with shoes 
down at the heels, and laces stringing all around, trip- 
ping her up in her attempted jig within the narrow 
circumference of the barrel. She was singing a ribald 
song and oblivious of any one. 

"Next day Banks arrived to see his beloved daugh- 
ter, and boys, she was a peach. George did not ex- 
aggerate. The old man seemed to be satisfied with 
George for a son-in-law, and they fraternized at once. 
Thev strolled around together, talking over matters, 
both agreeing to leave camp the next day. During 
a walk that afternoon they reached the outskirts of 
the little place, and were turning around to come 
back when who rolled into view but Moll, with her 
hold-over jag and looking unspeakable. As she drew 
near the pair, Ranks looked with disgust at her, and 
was passing indifferently, but she stopped in the 
middle of the road, with a notion. I suppose, of throw- 
ing some blackguardedly charge at him. Then he 
met her eves, her gaze bleared and wild ; his, keen and 



sharp ; he the pink of aristocratic cleanliness ; she — 
a mass of filth. 

"A sudden cry of mortal misery from him, a wail, 
'Kate, my God, is it possible !' and she, sobered up im- 
mediately, looked at him remorsefully, and sank down 
in a sodden heap, where the two men left her to her 
recollections, if she had any." 

"I suppose, of course, the marriage was broken 
off," said I. "George Talcott, with his family con- 
nections, wealth and pride, could never stand for 
that?" 

"But he did, and the marriage took place as 
planned, and the girl never knew. Old man Banks 
never got over the shock, died within the year a 
perfect wreck. Press the button there, Tom, and see 
what Sambo can do for us — it is dry work talking." 

"And that is why George failed to see the point of 
a mother-in-law joke I sprung on him once," said 
Tom, as he reached for the button. 

Right in the heart of the theatre district, the 

Techau Tavern is the ideal place to go for a supper 
after the show, as well as for dinner, luncheon or 
any meal. The cooking is of the best, the surround- 
ings are artistic, and the music and service are ad- 
mirable accompaniments of a delicious meal. 

Extra mince pies and puddings. Vienna Model Bakery, 222 Sutter. 



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Nowhere else in San Francisco has Nature contri- 
buted so generously to providing a beautiful place 
for homes as in this one spot where a private resi- 
dence park has been established and lots are now 
on sale. 

A place where you can lire in security, where 
environments are pleasant and your neighbors 
most desirable. 

It is situated at 

First Ave., opp. Washington St. 

on a sunny southern slope extending from the 
boundary of Presidio Reservation. This enables 
you to obtain from any point in the Terrace an 
enchanting panoramic view including four miles 
of Golden Gate Park and extending out over the 
ocean. 

Prices are reasonable. A forty-fiv« foot lot for 
$5,600. 

More particulars from 

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25 POST STREET SAN FRANCISCO 



January 13, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



WITH THE MASQUERADERS 



BY PAUL O. CLARK 



(The glad occasion is the famous New Year's eve 
ball given by the Chesterfield Owenthorpes. It is a 
masquerade. The ball room and picture gallery and 
a convenient drawing room form a vast range for the 
masqueraders. In the corners are choice bits of nude 
statuary. Some of the girls arriving are also statu- 
esque. The pictures indicate the taste of the Owen- 
thorpes for l'art nouveau. Some of those who have 
the honor to be here likewise belong to the nouveau 
school of society. The hour is eleven, and guests are 
merging down the stairway from the dressing rooms 
in mask and costumes. Dominoes are naturally 
numerous. Many wear elaborate court costumes; 
there are a few kings and queens, while several may 
be observed both pompadour and otherwise. Olney 
Waddeau, who has a bewitching neck, has been 
dressed up by his devoted family as Little Bo Peep. 
His lithe proportions lend themselves with rare adap- 
tability to the feminine disguise. The decollete effect 
is stunning. Skirts are perfectly a la mode ; plain 
black mask ; wig of wondrous golden hair. When he 
enters, the neck and curls convince the disguised pub- 
lic that he is Blanche Waddeau, his beautiful twenty- 
year-old cousin. But Blanche is dressed as a page of 
Louis XIV, and has hidden her golden locks under a 
short black wig. At the last moment the two con- 
ceived the brilliant idea of exchanging costumes.) 

Blanche — There should be something doing. 

Olney — I'm going to make them guess a few things. 
We'll take a few tricks. 

Blanche — Report to me every once in a while what 
happens. 

Olney — You bet I will. Dton't mind, do you, if I 
ruin your reputation? 

Blanche — Dear, no ! That's the only use of reputa- 
tions New Year's eve. Joy always sits on a ruin. And 
then, one's reputation is only the idea of some one 
else. Real life is such a disguise I hardly see its need 
to-night. Besides, I get back my good name when you 
take off your mask. 

Olney — Gad ! If all girls got back theirs as easily ! 

Blanche — Be good ! This is only a masquerade. 

Olney — That's well. I'm off to have some fun, 

(They separate. Blanche throws her arm witU 
manly grace into that of some shepherdesses, passing 
for the real thing. A crowd of male maskers chase 
Olney, and he coyly glides away. At midnight there 
is an outburst. In the midst of the welcoming confu- 
sion the cousins meet in the conservatory.) 

Olney — Can't keep it up much longer. After I had 
done the virtuous to a finish, I sat in Charley Peter- 
son's lap. Several girls fainted. Jack Ridgeway came 
along in that red domino, and it's all off with your 
engagement. He took his mask off and his face was 
black. He took me aside* and said : "Blanche, this 
must stop." I caught my soprano voice and told him 
to hug some other girl. He's upstairs blowing out his 
brains. 

(Blanche is convulsed with amusement.) 

Olney — Best sport of all! Doc. Withers got me 
off in the Turkish room. Made love to beat the band. 
Got dope on him. Said he was about to get a divorce 
from that old hag. No beauty himself. I said : "Doc, 
I'll make a date for a French dinner Saturday night." 
He snapped me up. 



■ Blanche is prostrated with bliss at the compli- 
•11.) 

I Unej -And 9ay! Gertrude Fowler ran up to say 
Curtis 1 Iverland is just as good a squeezer as you said 
he was. How's that, my lady? 

Blanche — You horrid thing] 

Olney — And Sadie Speedawav, who has just mar- 
ried that octogenarian trust combiner, whispered that 
her .Adonis would be around to-morrow. 1 congratu- 
lated her. 

Blanche — What fun ! If they gave us only a night 
we'd have the secret history of all society. 

(The king of the revel makes his appearance. He- 
commands all masqueraders to unmask and proceed 
to supper. Olney and Blanche comply. Expression 
of delight on Jack Ridgeway's face. Withers seems 
short of breath. Gertrude Fowler gives a scream and 
Olney winks at her. Sadie Speedaway receives an 
electric shock, but recovers and laughs cheerfully. 
The cousins lead the carnival in to supper.) 

SEMPERVIRENS CLUB MEETING. 

The annual meeting of the Sempervirens Club 
will take place in the main parlor of the Palace Hotel 
on Saturday, January 13th, at 2 o'clock in the after- 
noon. The Reverend Eli McClish, of the University 
of the Pacific, will deliver an address, and other good 
speakers will supplement this with short talks upon 
forestry subjects. All persons interested in the State 
redwood park and in kindred subjects are invited by 
the club to be present. 

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Cleaning and Dyeing Works, 127 Stockton street, 
where they may be cleaned and renovated so that 
you would think they were new. Clothing, hats, in 
fact any garment, may be made as good as new at 
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January 13, 1906 



JUST A SAMPLE 

(Warning by Mr. Bohunkas: The success that a 
nice, lady-like Eastern journal has met in presenting 
its readers with nice, lady-like little literary talks has 
inspired me with the idea of starting a rival paper in 
San Francisco, to be known as the Loidies' Bum Joi- 
nal, and engaging that eminent authority, Mr. Por- 
keyton Wrong Perhaps, as answerer of the passionate 
questions asked by yearners after literary light. 'This 
is a warning that, unless I am bought off, the Joinal 
will appear. I append samples of the stuff with which 
it will reek.) 

Araminta. — Now, don't you go believing all that 
Gertrude Atherton says about one not being able 
to write unless one has experienced life. I've tried 
both ways. I've experienced life through a glass 
lightly and joyously until hours past counting a. m.. 
and when I arose the same morning my thinker and 
the typewriter keys were equally tangled. When 1 
submitted to the editor the stuff I had written he told 
me that he didn't believe in this universal language 
fad — to bring him in pure, unadulterated English. On 
the other hand (as the preacher said when the bride- 
groom got rattled and misplaced the ring), I haven't 
yet broken my New Year's resolution — and see what 
brilliant things I write as a consequence. 

Priscilla.- — If, considering the matter from all stand- 
points, and weighing, as it were, or, at least, might be. 
all the soul subtleties that suggest themselves to you 
— or are suggested, if you prefer the finer distinction 
— and balancing one against the other — or to make 
my point clearer, more lucid, I might say, if there is 
no objection — balancing the other against one (re- 
versing the process, as it were) you find that you like 
Henry James, why, bless your dear heart, read him. 
I won't — can't, to make it plainer and less obscure. 

Violet. — You must have been cruelly disappointed 
at finding the poet you had so longed to meet was 
fat. But most of them are so, Violet. You see, they 
make so much money, with all the magazines and 
papers clamoring for what they write. I can write 
poetry myself, but I don't do it; I couldn't bear to 
be fat. 

Angela. — It is woman's privilege to begin at the tail 
end of a book if she wants to. Don't you pay any at- 
tention to what the joke papers say about it. Para- 
graphers are a low lot, who would write anything for 
money. 

Philippa. — You can't expect to keep up with the 
current novels. The best sellers are coming ton last. 
Your only chance, if you can afford it. is to hire a 
corps of readers who will give you condensed plots 
and lists of characters. Then you can make a great 
bluff as an omnivorous reader. Otherwise you will 
have to hang your head and blush at your ignorance. 

Maude. — I don't blame you for kicking. Your story 
should have been accepted. The title, "Only a Young 
Girl's Love," is in itself striking, and the plot — that 
of a handsome city man winning the love of a coun- 
try girl, then not only deserting her but laughing at 
her — is so original that I wonder it was not thought 
of before. Stay with it, Maude, and fame is yours. 

— John Bohunkas. 

A witty railway manager says that rebating is 

one of the fine arts, and, he might have added, more is 
the pity that it is not one of the lost arts. 

George T. Marsh's store, 214 Post street, has a 

large and varied collection of Japanese art goods of 
the finest qualities. Many designs not to be found 
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January 13. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 

BILL AND THE ACTOR 



akin' of grafters," observed Bill Kllis. remin- 
■<ily. as he knocked the ashes out of his pipe 
against the bridge rail, "they've got good 'uns m 
Nagasaki, too." 

It took some little time to gel Bill started, without 
the usual accompaniments of a period of "rough 
liberty" on shore. Bill was quartermaster on the 
cruiser Reno, and when Sunday visitors wore allowed 
on board during the vessel's stay in the harbor, he 
looked anything but the rough and ready sailornian 
that he was when in oil skins and sou'wester he faced 
the winds of Bering Sea in the early autumn. 

"We'd had a little run ashore in Nagasaki when I 
was gunner's mate on the Arizona on the China sta- 
tion five years ago," he went on. "It was gettin' late 
one night — I was already twelve hours over time from 
liberty, but couldn't go back yet. Why? Why, be- 
cause I still had about a dollar and a half Mex. left. 
Xo true sailorman ever goes back aboard ship when 
he has any money left." 

He said this with some scorn for my ignorance of 
matters maritime. He proceeded: 

"Settin' in a French saloon, I seen a well dressed 
feller near me, lookin' like he wanted somebody to 
take a drink with him. I offered to buy. He was 
on. He bought next. Then he told me his troubles. 
Said he was left in port by the last steamer, and had 
to go back to 'Frisco, but hadn't but forty dollars 
left with him. 

"We got friendly like, after the fifth or sixth, and 
by that time I began to feel sorry for him, until I got 
an idea. We had a lot o' time expired men transferred 
two days before from the battleship Columbus, and 
the Columbus sailed that morning. Some o' the 
time expired men had got ashore and was celebratin' 
in proper way, an' I knew two of 'em that would stand 
for anything to get a few dollars more. So I puts me 
new friend on, an' we fixes it up that he should give 
five dollars to one o' the gang for his duds. That 
way we went aboard, my friend in a coal passer's 
uniform." 

Bill continued to puff at his refilled pipe for a min- 
ute or two. 

"Well?" I suggested. 

"Well, that feller was a wonder. Didn't have to 
put on much front to hold down the job. The Colum- 
bus fellers thought he was one of us, and we fellers, 
except a couple that we put next, thought he was a 
Columbus man. We worked it as far as Honolulu. 
Then he invites me ashore and puts up a bigger front 
than ever. Says that now I've proved meself all right, 
he'll do the same. Confesses to me that his people in 
'Frisco is swell guys, covered with money, and he'll 
do the right thing by me when we gets there. 

"The trip goes on all right, and the way that feller 
fools the officers and everybody was a wonder. I 
couldn't help but admire him. He was a born actor, 
yer could see that. Why, he even made Jimmy Legs 
— that's the master-at-arms — think that he'd sailed 
with him twelve years ago out o' Boston on a cattle 
steamer for Liverpool. Seemed to know Liverpool 
all right. Lots of other places, too. San Quentin, 
maybe. 

"The night after we anchored off Folsom street 
wharf, when we got back to 'Frisco to go out of com- 
mission, he acted so well that he made the corporal 
of the guard and the officer o' the deck, too, think he 
was a newspaper man who had just come aboard a 
few minutes before and was then down below talkin' 
with the old man. .Slid right over the gangway and 



into the newspaperman's shore boat, tellin' the man 
in charge to go ashore as fast a> he could. Golly, you 
ought a-heard the roar from the officer o' the deck 

and the reporter. tOO, when the reporter seen his boat 
gone and the officer seen some one had fooled him and 
jumped the ship." 

Hill's face darkened as the past returned to him. 
After a few pulls, he continued: 

"Just before he lefl he said he'd meet 111c On shore 
any place I'd name, after 1 got my discharge and was 
paid off, but said I needn't bring ninth of my money, 
as he'd fix that all right. He knew I had over $300 
on the books, but begged me not to bring more than 
twenty or thirty dollars — said fifty would do. anyhow, 
for the best time goin', as he would pay all the ex- 
penses, and the next day would draw ail he wanted 
from his old dad and pay me the cost of a first-class 
passage from Nagasaki, even if he had had to clear 
bright work and wash decks on the way across. Said 
I'd done the right thing by him, and he'd do me all 
right, too. Also, he done it." 

A little more eagerness on my part to hear the rest 
spurred Bill on: 

"Met him next afternoon, when I'd got paid off, an' 
we had a bully time. Di'ank up everything in sight, 
butted into everything on the Barbary Coast and 
had just ordered fizz water for six fairies in a dance 
hall when my friend drew out a big wad of bills, and 
then begun to cuss awful. He counted 'em over an' 
I was just beginnin' to think he'd been touched by 
some o' the crowd. I kicked up a row, and we had 
a rough house for a little while. It was lots of fun, 
but we got outside durin' it without bein' pinched, 
and then I ast him what the trouble was, anyway. 

"'Trouble!' sez he, mournful like. 'Trouble? Why, 
can't you see I spent all my loose change, and look 
here, I've got a lot of British Columbia bank notes 
that dad had. He give 'em to me without thinkin', 
as he always carries a roll in his pockets, and when 
I ast him for a few hundred for a friend he reaches 
down careless an' gimme some that his bank'in' 
house just received from a customer up north. Trou- 
ble ! Why, we're up against it, that's all, an' we'll 
have to cut out the fun for the rest of the evenin'. But 
say, ole chap, lend me about ten dollars until to-mor- 
row, an' I'll pay for the drinks until we quit. Here's 
my roll — $500 cash, good as gold as soon as we get 
it changed in the mornin' to American money.' 

"What did I do? Why, I took his roll, o' course, 
and handed him, not $10 — the grafter, why " 

It took a few moments for Bill to calm himself. 

"Why, I give him $250 out of the wad I'd got from 
the paymaster that mornin', and maybe we didn't 
have a good time." 

"Well?" 

"Well, when I come to the next day I had $2 of 
my own still left, arid that feller's roll of Canadian 
bank notes, that's all." 

"That's all?" I asked. "Why, weren't you secured 
all right?" 

"That's what I mean by grafters," said Bill, coldly. 
"That feller had all my money but $2, and I had only 
his $50 in bills." 

I was still non-plussed. Bill noticed it. 

"Stage money. Every dollar as 'phony as a tin 
beer check. For me it was pick fruit in the country 
or re-enlist. Oh, that feller was an actor, all right, 
all right." — The Boatswain. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 




An Unpleasant Revelation. 

Revelations in the suit brought by one Stockweitz, 
as assignee of the Western National Bank against 
August Myenborg, for payment of a note for $400, 
do not place that institution in a very good light 
before the public. From the evidence, it appears that 
this note, in the first place, was made out by Carl 
May, one of the promoters of a very scaly concern of 
the get-rich-quick type, which collected a large sum 
of money from its dupes and then collapsed. This 
fraudulent concern was a client of the Western 
National Bank, and on such friendly terms with its 
employees that on the eve of collapse an official of the 
bank was accused of fixing up a check at midnight at 
a local cafe to enable the proprietors to close their 
account with the bank before it opened for business 
the next morning, saving the funds from attachment 
by the creditors. The employe's memory questioned 
on this point, however, gave out upon examination. 
However, it was substantiated by documentary evi- 
dence, in the course of the investigation, that the 
same official had been one of the early contract own- 
ers, and had made some hundreds of dollars out of 
them, the money he invested being repaid him when 
the contracts matured, together with a profit of $35, 
it is said, upon each contract. In defending the 
suit brought against him, Myenborg claimed that 
Carl May owed him $1,320 when the $400 was trans- 
ferred by him to the Western National Bank, and 
that when that bank took the note it knew, he 
alleged, that May was carrying on a fraudulent busi- 
ness, and also that it was aware that there was a lack 
of consideration for the note. That the jury was 
satisfied that the allegation of want of consideration 
was correct, whatever the position it might have 
taken in regard to the other statements of the de- 
fense, is established by the fact that it rendered a 
verdict for Myenborg, who will not have to pay the 
note. Altogether the suit developed a very nasty 
mess by the testimony introduced by the defense, and 
its effect upon the reputation of the bank cannui 
certainly be very beneficent, if only from its alleged 
friendly connection with such a rotten thieving con- 
cern as the Pacific State Mercantile Company has 
been proven. To banks, as well as to individuals, the 
old proverb applies that one is known by the com- 
pany they keep. 

* * * 

The Gas Deal Closed. 

The big gas merger was closed during the week 
by the distribution by the Union Trust Company to 
the stockholders of the San Francisco Gas and Elec- 
tric Company and the California Gas and Electric 
Corporation of nearly $3,750,000 in cash and many 
millions in securities of the Pacific Gas and Elec- 
tric Company, now in full control of the properties 
and business of the old companies. At the same time, 
a blanket mortgage covering the Pacific Company's 
properties was filed in the counties of San Francisco, 
Butte, Fresno, Colusa, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Solano, 
Sonoma, Yolo and Yuba as security for its bond issue 
of $10,350,000. This mortgage was put on file by 
the Union Trust Company. 



NEWS LETTER. January 13, 1906 

The Spring Valley Deal. 

A circular issued by Isaias W. Hellman to the 
holders of Spring Valley Water Company's bonds 
outlines the terms upon which a syndicate will pur- 
chase from the Spring Valley Water Company its 
general mortgage 4 per cent gold bonds, to furnish 
the funds necessary to pay in cash all the old bonded 
indebtedness of the Water Company, when it matures 
on September I, 1906. The offer of the syndicate is 
based, in plain words, on a proposition to pay the 
holders of the old bonds par, and specified interest 
for their bonds, and sell the new bonds to them for 
ninety-eight and accrued interest. The total value 
of the bonds outstanding and about to mature on 
the date mentioned is $13,616,000. 

A False Prophet. 

Banker Schiff, of New York, has sounded an alarm 
in regard to financial contingencies, which might 
lead to a panicky condition of affairs on Wall street. 
Thomas Lawson follows with another of his "warn- 
ings,'' which so far have stamped him a false prophet 
and a poor authority upon financial operations at 
any stage of the game. While Mr. Schiff's opinions 
will naturally command the due attention they merit, 
the Lawson views of a pending calamity will only 
be coppered, as he himself was, putting it literally, in 
the action of the copper market, which must have 
pinched him heavily from a financial standpoint if he 
backed his opinions with coin. This, however, men 
of his stamp seldom do. Their friends and those 
who believe in them are generally the chief sufferers. 
* * * 

The Pine-St. Market. 

While the market for Comstock shares continues 
quiet, consequent upon the withdrawal of all manipu- 
lating orders, the new Nevada list, representing the 
shares of Tonopah-Goldfield mines, has gone wild 
under a demand from buyers all over the country. 
The San Francisco trading community is not much 
interested in the movement, the greater majority 
standing firmly by the Comstocks, while the old-time 
broking firms are not wasting their time on any sen- 
timental proposition of the kind, but are making 
hay while the sun shines. The Goldfields are the 
favorites, and heavy transactions in shares which 



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promise to prove dividend pavers have been rep 
daily. Some of these shares ha big 

vanceS, and all have screwed higher prices "ii ■ 
or less marked scale. The Tonopah shares bav< 
lowed suit to some extent, and of late have shown .1 
steady growth in the demand. The Bullfro 
not yet, however, been much sought For, the rt 
for which is not apparent. It now begins i" 
like a general boom in these shares, something not 
altogether unexpected, and predicted in some quar- 
ters for the opening months of the present year. It 
may be that the activity now so pronounced in the 
new Nevada list may start a blaze in the old I 
stock favorites, which are the solid attraction 
local dealers, who are familiar with the possibilities 
likely to follow when stocks like Con.- Virginia and 
Ophir start to climb, with merit in the mines to 

back them. 

. * * 

The following directors were re-elected at the 
recent annual meeting of the Germania National 
Bank to serve for the ensuing year: W. A. Frederick, 
F. Kronenberg, John G. Rapp, F. A. Kuhls, Fred 
Woerner, Walter Ml Willett, Joseph Schweitzer, F. 
C. Siebe, Henry Brunner, Philip Zimmermann, O. 
A. Hale. R. F. Crist, E. Leuenberger, H. Fred Suhr, 
Jr., and Adolph Meyer. Subsequently W. A. Freder- 
ick was re-elected president ; F. Kronenberg vice- 
president, F. Kronenberg, Jr., cashier, and R. F. 

Crist, assistant cashier. 

* * * 

At the recent annual meeting of stockholders of 
the San Francisco National Bank the following offi- 
cers and directors were elected to serve for the en- 
suing year : James K. Wilson, president ; W. P. John- 
son, vice-president; C. K. Mcintosh, vice-president; 
F. W. Wolfe, cashier; C. L. Davis, assistant cashier, 
and W. J. Dutton, George A. Pope, C. S. Benedict, 
George A. Newhall, W. H. Talbot, and H. D. Morton, 
directors. 

FINE PROPERTY IN BURLINGAME. 

So attractive has the Easton Addition to liurlin- 
game proved that Selby, Rodgers & Co., who recently- 
subdivided that tract, have just subdivided and placed 
upon the real estate market the adjacent tract, which 
they call Easton Addition No. 2. It lies directly across 
the county road (El Camino Real) from Easton Addi- 
tion No. 1, which is at Easton station on the San 
Mateo electric line, and a few minutes walk from the 
Burlingame station of the Southern Pacific Railroad. 
There is a beautiful view of the bay and of the San 
Mateo hills from this tract, which offers an ideal spot 
for home-builders. When the new Bay Shore cut-oft, 
now being rapidly constructed, is completed, the 
value of this land will be greatly enhanced. 

Being a part of the fashionable town of Burlingame, 
the location is eminently suited for homesteads for 
those of refined tastes, and schools, churches, and 
other conveniences, including paved streets, modern 
sewers, electric lights and a fine water plant are all 
at hand. The tract is only half an hour from Stanford 
University. The lots are being sold on easy pay- 
ments. 

The ferry service across the Pacific is quick, 

safe and direct. Let the Orient not hesitate to send 
rush orders to San Francisco. 

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That Classic Greek Dance. 

News comes from Berlin that the American resi- 
dents of that city will petition the Kaiser to lift the 
ban placed by the Chief of Police upon the presenta- 
tion of Greek dances and plays by Miss Isadora Dun- 
can. The modest police official has been shocked by 
the appearance of Miss Duncan's bare feet flitting in 
and out from beneath the hem of the somewhat thin 
Greek gown she wears, which, by the way, permits 
also a view of the beautiful curves of Isadora's well 
trained and artistic figure. The Chief of Police thinks 
the show altogether too artistic for the Berlin popula- 
tion. In his opinion, the Berliners have not yet been 
educated up to a full appreciation of the beauties of 
the classic in art, nor the seductive in nature. Miss 
Duncan's compatriots, however, have opposite views, 
and these they intend to impress upon the Kaiser, to 
the end that the Chief of Police may be given proper 
instruction. 

Miss Duncan is one of the most famous of the 
many girls who have gone out of the West to aston- 
ish the Old World. She is a daughter of that Joseph 
Duncan whose failure many years ago created a great 
sensation in this city. Duncan conducted the Dime 
Savings Bank. He went down with a crash. He 
tried to escape arrest, and his pursuit and capture 
by the late Captain Lees were melodramatic in all 
their features. Duncan was sent to jail. After his 
release, he went to Europe. He was lost at sea off 
the English coast not many years ago. His brother, 
William Duncan, an old and respected resident of this 
city, has been for many years the secretary of the 
Veterans of the Mexican war. 

* * * 

Her Talent is Inherited. 

Isadora Duncan inherited her histrionic talent from 
her mother, Joseph Duncan's second wife, who was 
Dora Grey, one of the charming Grey sisters of the 
yester-years. There were four of the Grey sisters — : 
Mrs. Duncan; Mrs. Lightner, whose husband was 
prominent in Hale & Norcross years ago, but met 
reverses ; Mrs. Cabannis, who is the mother, I believe, 
of the popular Police Judge; and the beautiful Gussie 
Grey. Dr. Shorb was an admirer of the charming 
Gussie. Mrs. Dora Grey Duncan had two daughters 
and one son. After the imprisonment of Joseph 
Duncan his wife divorced him. She then opened a 
dancing school on Van Ness avenue in the old Castle 
residence, since torn down. Isadora Duncan was 
with her mother at the dancing school, and it was 
probably there that she first appreciated the possi- 
bilities of winning fame and fortune by reproducing 
the Greek dances of Classical days. She went to 
Europe and studied a long time in Greece to get local 
color, and in Paris to acquire lightness of foot. For 
several years past she has been very successful in her 
representations. The Continental magazines have 
given her much favorable notice. When she returns 
home, as she will some day, San Franciscans will 
doubtless give her a welcome as generous as her 
great merit warrants. 

* * * 

Instantaneous Jags Now. 

A new way of taking liquor has been discovered. 
The new style drinkers pour a lot of brandy into the 



January 13, igo6 

palms of their hands, and sniff the brandy through 
the nose. The effect on the nervous system is almost 
instantaneous, with the result that the nose drinker 
goes down and out at half the cost, and in half the 
time of the good old way. Another advantage is that 
the nose, which usually takes on a rich sunset glow 
after a few years of the old style of drinking, and be- 
comes a thing of beauty, without doing any work, 
is now compelled to work its passage. 

* * * 

Rye Did It. 

A San Joaquin farmer thinking he had consump- 
tion, visited a local physician, who gave him some- 
thing to make him cough. The farmer coughed up a 
head of rye three inches long. It is supposed he 
breathed in the seed while threshing grain. I always 
did think rye dangerous. Bourbon for mine, every 
time. 

* * * 

An Ancient Den of Vice. 

The daily press is once more giving tongue to its 
indignation for that the property owned by the city 
at the southeast corner of Market and Fifth streets 
is a refuge for prostitutes. The same indignant pro- 
test might have been raised any day for the past ten 
years, for it is more than a decade ago that I, in these 
columns, took delight in roasting the officials who 
had given over the city property to such uses. The 
south windows of the houses referred to overlook the 
yard of the Lincoln Grammar School. Some years 
ago the Lincoln Primary School held its sessions in an 
old ramshackle building, now properly condemned 
and vacated, in the rear of the grammar school, and 
opening into the yard of the latter. "The "fortune 
tellers," "massage artists," and "repairers of gentle- 
men's garments," who occupied the Fifth-street house 
in these days took pleasure in making exhibitions of 
themselves from the south windows of the brothel 
owned by the city. The local press fulminated for a 
time about this dirty business, but dropped it for a 
new sensation. The city rents the building at Fifth 
and Market to a corporation, of which Philly Crim- 
mins was originally one of the leading spirits. Eddy 
Williams, who fell into trouble when clerk of the 
Justice's Court, because he went too often to the race- 
track, was also prominent in the combination. Crim- 
mins and Williams are yet supposed to be directing 



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January 13, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



13 



influences in the corapan 

■ Mr. Snook, sometime >>f Oakland, lie hapi 
to be Secretary of the Grand Jury, just about the 
time Crimmina put his unholy liati.l> on the city prop- 
erty. The land is a school lot, and the income of the 
property. month, goes into the common 

school fund. The city- sublet to many 

pie without regard to cither business or character, 
with the result that the big lodging house is now a 
den as infamous as the Nymphia. Not only is this 
house of prostitution maintained on city land, and in 
a building owned by the city, but it is next door to 
one of the city's largest schools, and in the very 
heart of the city's busiest district. Moreover, the 
money turned into the city treasury from this place 
is the direct product of sin. Here, indeed, is a text 
upon which every preacher in town could base a 
scorching sermon. What is the remedy? Either 
close up the house or cancel the lease on the ground 
that the lessees have broken their agreement by sub- 
renting the property for immoral purposes. Certain 
it is that the present condition of affairs should not 
be permitted to continue for one day longer. 

* * * 

Schmitz and the Bulletin. 

In his message, inaugurating his third administra- 
tion. Mayor Schmitz paid his respects to the bough- 
ten daily press, and warned the new Supervisors not 
to be swayed from their conceptions of the proper 
course by the abuse which, he said, would be heaped 
upon them no matter what they did. As long as the 
people continue to read or to advertise in the 
boughten papers, said the Mayor, misrepresentation 
may be expected. Now, the only stamped-in-the-bot- 
tle boughten paper in town is the notorious Boughten 
Bulletin. The remarks of the Mayor, therefore, mean 
a fight to a finish against the Canadian's journal. 

May it wax strong and prosperous ! 

* * * 

Worth's Latest Edict. 

Worth, it is reported, has sent out word from Paris 
that in future ball dresses will be shorter than for- 
merly, at the bottom. That is consoling, for if they 
became much shorter at the top we- would have to 
join the Butcher's Board of Trade, and thereby be- 
come qualified to pass upon the merits of raw meat. 
The Empire style of gown will be the fashion. That 
is to say, there will be no corsage, and the hips will 
be accentuated. The latter specification is believed to 
be a bid for Roosevelt's approval, his fame as an ex- 
pansionist having been heralded abroad. Unfortu- 
nately, we are not told just how high above the 
I 'ground the hem of the gown should be. We will 
! leave that, however, to the excellent taste of those 
i ladies whose understanding is most perfectly devel- 

■ oped. 

* * * 

I A Hot Night on the Line. 

W. D. Grady, sometime of Fresno, and now well 
known in the Police Courts, says he spent $380 on a 
jaunt from Sutter and Sansome to the Flood Build- 
ing on Market street. It all took place one night, 
says Grady. There are only ten saloons on the route, 
but when Grady reached his destination, even he, 
with all his oft-proved capacity, must have felt that 
the strenuous life is not all it is said to be. 

* * * 

"Should He or Shouldn't He?" 

A pretty girl, escorted by a young gentleman, was 
waiting for a car at the safety station near Lotta's 
Fountain. Suddenly, a mouse ran from the basement 



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of the Chronicle building, pursued by several news- 
boys. The mouse dodged in and out of the crowd, 
and finally made for the safety station. There it hur- 
ried and skurried, until with a bold dash it took refuge 
under the young lady's skirts. She grabbed her 
skirts, shrieked and jumped upward. Her escort grew 
pale with suppressed excitement. The girl shrieked 
again, and suddenly made a wild grab at her right 

1 g, and clutched it with a death grip, just below 

the knee. Likewise she clutched the mouse. Then 
again she raised her voice like unto one crying in the 
wilderness. If she released her grip she knew the 
mouse would — would — well, the mouse wouldn't; if 
she didn't release her grip, the mouse, of course, 
couldn't. Great beads of perspiration formed on the 
escort's troubled brow. What should he do? Was 
he to see his sweetheart in distress, in pain and in 
terror, and not rescue her? Suppose he should be 
bitten, wouldn't it be in a noble cause? Should he 
— should he? Well, there you are. Should he, or 
shouldn't he? Answers to this question are solicited. 
It is worse than "The Lady and the Tiger." Write 
on only one side of the paper, and spell your name 
correctly. The answers will be published and then 
submitted to a board of review, composed of three 
eminent divines. Here is a chance for the bright 
•thinkers and writers of our women's clubs. 

Not Misquoted this Time. 

Dr. D'avid Starr Jordan says he is the oldest base- 
ball player in America, and that if he had not talked 
so much it would have been better for him. Many a 

true word is spoken in jest. 
* * * 

Active Genealogists. 

Many strange things come out of the East. The 
latest is a publication telling us which of us are de- 
scended from kings and other big wigs of ancient 
times. Quite a bunch of local ladies of fashion, so 
says this truthful book, can trace back their genealog3 r 
'way past the days when the water came up to Mont- 
gomery street. One of them is reported as saying 



14 SAN FRANCISCO 

that her coat of arms is so old that there is no rec- 
ord anywhere of when they were made, or by whom 
they were given. I am ready to believe that state- 
ment. The trouble with coats of arms is to find a 
record of their original manufacture. All these 
latest scions of royalties seem to be women. But they 
should not forget that we had kings in our own 
day — in the old days when Ophir was away up in G, 
and when Con.-Virginia made dukes and princesses 
over night. All of which reminds me of a story. 

A somewhat pompous fellow endeavoring to im- 
press a Jew with his importance, said: "One of my 
ancestors, sir, signed the immortal Declaration oi 
Independence." 

"Huh !" said the Jew. "One of mine signed the Tec 

Commandments." 

* * * 

Mixed the Broadways. 

Mrs. James Cunningham, the charming widow, whe 
has for several years divided her time between San 
Francisco and New York, is relating an amusing tale 
as indicative of the view-point of the average Gotham- 
ite. Last fall Mrs. Cunningham, who has been here 
for some months, gave a large tea at her home, 2550 
Broadway, socially to launch her handsome daughter, 
Sara, many cards being sent, of course, to her New 
York friends. On the appointed day a number of 
these latter rose up, sent flowers to the debutante 
at their own 2550 Broadway house, and later followed 
in gala attire to find that there was no tea, at that 
number, and no one there had ever heard of Mrs. 
James L. Cunningham or Miss Sara Morrison Cun- 
ningham. Several of the would-be guests happened 
to meet there, and the mystery was finally solved, 
although there was general indignation that Mrs. 
Cunningham had not put San Francisco on her cards : 
they had not looked at the post mark, and the ex- 
istence of any other Broadway than their own had 
not occurred to them. 

* * * 

Undaunted by Misfortune. 

Another turn of the wheel of Fortune has come to 
the Hoffman family, and handsome, athletic Alice 
is minus her wealth and has gone to work. Some years 
since a law partner of Judge Hoffman, the eminent 
jurist, died, leaving $50,000 to each of the latter's 
nieces, May Hoffman, since Mrs. James Le Baron 
Johnson, and Alice. By some clever deals in Ha- 
waiian sugar, Alice materially increased her money, 
and has since been able to follow her own sweet, if 
somewhat unconventional, will, and materially to 
assist members of her own family less fortunate. Not 
content to let well enough alone, Miss Hoffman has 
again speculated, and most disastrously. She has 
now opened a blue-printing office in the heart of the 
business section and spends her days copying archi- 
tects' plans and engineers' drawings with never a 
murmur. It is said that her friends have wasted more 
time repining than she has. 

* * * 

How the News Leaked Out. 

Apropos of the engagement of the beautiful society 
girl and the handsome artillery officer, whose wed- 
ding this month is to be followed by their immediate 
departure for the Philippines, there has been much 
gossip in regard to the premature announcement of 
the news. It was to have been sprung as a great 
surprise at a tea, but twenty-four hours before the 
event the fiancee confided in her closest friend, who 
was sworn to secrecy. The closest friend has a sis- 
ter, however, who is one of the "secret" society re- 
porters, who prey upon their friends and surrep- 



NEWS LETTER. January 13, 1906 

titiously supply the daily papers with news. The 
sister saw at once that the item was too good to lie 
idle a whole day, so, believing herself to be safe 
from discovery, tipped off the story to her paper. 
A man was detailed to telephone to the engaged girl, 
tell her the news was out, and force from her the 
confirmation of the fact. It was the bitterest of 
disappointments to the girl, but as her friends deny 
their connection with the matter, she has magnani- 
mously consented to take their protestations as facts. 

* * * 

Mashers Get Their Deserts. 

Charles Fickert, ex-football captain, demonstrated 
the other day that such athletic training as colleges 
afford sometimes comes in very handy. The truth 
of this is thoroughly realized, too, by a band of young 
mashers on whom he exercised his prowess. Fickert 
found them annoying his bride of a few months, who 
was waiting for him on Market street, near Third. 
They were not demonstrative, but were pursuing the 
tactics usually adopted by mashers in endeavoring 
to attract a victim's attention. Unluckily for them, 
they attracted the attention of Fickert. Their first 
intimation of his presence was a clip on the point of 
the jaw that sent their leader sprawling. The others 
attempted to close in on Fickert, but when the fore- 
most was sent spinning into the gutter, his backers 
lost heart and fled. So there are four more mashers 
cured of their pernicious practices. 

* * * 

An Episode on the Golf Links. 

There has been a pretty howdy-do out at the San 
Francisco Golf Club and all because one of the pos- 
sible contestants in the ladies' tournament was the 
recent bride of a very wealthy mining man who se- 
cured a divorce from his first wife in order to marry 
the handsome young woman labeled by Cupid as his 
"soul mate." The pair was out on the links every fine 
day, and she was particularly adept in the art of 
long drives. In fact, her playing came up to the 
scratch of the "champ." class, and it became noised 
over the putting green that she intended to enter 
the contest. Thereupon several of the young ladies 



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January 13, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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who ' iety came rii;lit on 

meeting" and expressed their ol> 

with the hi nal romance. I he 

on the anxious 
as they found it rather a delicate matter to ini"rm the 
lady that her matrimonial pyrotechnics barred her 
iron) - If. They were jus; ting theil 

courage to the sticking point when the much dis- 

nt in their resignations to the club. 
The doses of cold shoulder and frigid stare handed 
out by the fair members of the club bad frozen their 
enthusiasm !• >r the hoot mon's sport as exemplified 
at Ingleside. However, the husband has money 
enough to buy golf links, if he chooses, so they may 
play in their own back yard some day. 
* * * 

What Does It Portend? 

The merry throng of guests who gave rousing 
welcome to the glad New Year at a smart down-town 
cafe were very much surprised at the jubilant conduct 
of a vision in pink chiffon. This young woman has 
been pensively pictured in the attitude of a sorrowing 
wife whose husband's errant fancy has led him 
toward the divorce court. The family linen is still 
hanging on the court clothes line, and though there 
have been frequent rumors of reconciliation, the hus- 
band still cools his heels at some distance, while the 
wife awaits developments in San Francisco. But 
evidently she determined to swear off on sorrow for 
one mad, merry night of the year, and dressed in a 
fetching pink chiffon gown, with a dazzling pink hat, 
she was the object of much admiring attention as she 
chatted animatedly with the group of friends at her 
table. Just before the stroke of midnight the carni- 
val spirit reached its climax, and carried on its crest 
this young woman, who jumped on the table and 
executed a graceful pas seul. Then raising her glass, 
she cried : "Ring out the old, ring in the new," which 
sentiment the crowd loudly cheered. And now peo- 
ple are wondering whether her high spirits presage 
a rainbow in the matrimonial sky. They argue that 
she is ready cheerfully to ring out the old husband 
and ring in the new in the shape of a wealthy club- 
man. 

Collision Resulted in Engagement. 

A "tea" descendant of Sir Thomas Lipton will soon 
lead to the altar the only daughter of one of Oakland's 
most exclusive families. The young people are en- 
joying their romance very quietly. The secret has not 
yet been dragged to light by the female sleuths of 
the daily press. When formal announcement is made 
few will guess the unique accident that threw the 
young people into each other's arms. It was nothing 
less than an automobile collision. The bride-to-be 
enjoys the distinction of being the only expert chauf- 
feuse among Oakland's smart maids. When it be- 
comes known that the handsome widower managed 
to collide with the young chauffeuse she will doubt- 
less be able to teach a class of anxious debutantes 
how to manipulate a buzz-steed and a heart into the 

bargain. 

* * * 

More Liberal Mourning Customs. 

In these practical days the ethics of mourning have 
been adjusted to suit the high pressure of modern 
life. It is no longer considered necessary for a man 
to forswear amusement because his wife happens to 
be in mourning for one of her relatives. There are 
several society women wearing crepe whose husbands 
appear at all social functions. Although this may 



knit; i.i the old fashioned, ii i^. after 
all. a sincere and straightforward arrangement, ap 
pealing to those who detest sham and hypcx 

While a man may share his wile's vnrr. >w. life does 
not look entirely drab to him, and nowadays he 
not have to pretend to bi ' in grief when the 

:1 one. Mrs. Walter Martin was 
prostrated over the death of her friend. Mary Crocker 
Harrison, and is still wearing mourning for her. bin 
Walter Martin takes bis accustomed place in the 
frivolities of the smart set. Mrs. Charles Sedgwick 
Aitken has retired from all social and club activity 
since the death of her mother, but Charles S. has not 
had to squelch his clubable spirit to conform to the 
old-time sham. When Charley Clark married Celia 
Tobin while he was still in mourning for his first wife, 
society was called upon to decide some very delicate 
questions on the subject, and I believe they are still 
discussing the proprieties in such a case. But on the 
whole, people are getting over the idea that it is a 
solemn duty to mourn, and are preaching the gospel of 
happiness. 

* * * 

When Opposites Meet. 

When walking along the streets of this city, I 
frequently see some curious examples of persons of 
quite opposite characters, interests and businesses 
apparently in close and confidential converse with 
one another. One of such to which I have previously 
referred was that between Police Commissioner Rea- 
gan and Zick Abrams. On Friday of last week, 
January 5th, when passing the Claus Spreckels build- 
ing, about 11 a. m., I saw another. It was H. U. 
Brandenstein, former Supervisor and recent candi- 
date for District Attorney on the Fusion ticket, in 
animated and seemingly amicable conversation with 
A. S. Newburgh, a vigorous Schmitz rooter, and now 
in one of the legal departments of the Schmitz- 
Ruef government. I am not over curious, but such 

sights excite my curiosity not a little. 

* * * 

Saving the Skeletons. 

I was dining the other night in a restaurant famous 
for its ducks. Three men at a table next to mine 
had ordered canvasbacks, and when the waiter 
brought in the birds he asked the host if he should 
take them back to the kitchen to have them carved. 
"No," was the reply, "I will carve them myself." 
Then after the waiter had gone he said : "When 
they carve them in the kitchen they keep the skele- 
tons to pick for salmi of duck, and just send back 
the corpses. Here," and he held up a piece, rare 
and redly dripping. The guest took it, but he seemed 
to have lost his appetite for duck. The moral is that 
one should not employ undertakers' language at a 
dinner — especially when the meat is rare. 



BREUNER'S JANUARY SALE 

Special price reductions on fine furniture 
rugs, carpets, curtains, etc. 
See the daily papers. 




Geary Street at Union Square 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



Contemptible Tricks of Trade. 

My remarks last week about fake reduction sales ol 
men's clothing that are held in this city has brought 
results in the shape of information as to how some 
of the cheap furniture stores stimulate trade and se- 
cure customers who would not otherwise be on their 
books. In one particular case a bedroom set that 
had cost the dealers $125 was put in the window, 
marked $120. Any one could see that it was a bar- 
gain. One lady who so viewed it called, purchased it, 
and paid $30 — the rest to to be collected on the install- 
ment plan. The bedroom set was not delivered, but 
instead she received a letter asking her to call at the 
store. She did so, and was told that an unfortunate 
mistake had been made — the set had already been 
sold, but the salesman who had waited on her was 
ignorant of the fact. However, the money she had 
paid might be applied on any other purchase. She 
saw through the scheme, and demanded her money 
back. The firm was reluctant to return it — so reluct- 
ant that she had to make several calls, and finally 
threaten criminal proceedings in order to receive it. 
Only the proprietor of the place could tell how many 
deposits were made on this particular bedroom set. 

Another trick of this firm is to put a bedroom set 
in the window with a big placard with an extremely 
low price leaning against the foot of the bed. The 
prospective customer, delighted at such a bargain, 
is shown the bed, then is informed that of course 
the price quoted is for bed alone. "Surely Mad- 
ame, you could not expect us to sell the whole set 
at so low a price!" Half of the time the woman 
buys this set or some other which the obliging clerk 
shows her. 

* * * 

Hegira of the Artists. 

Newspaper artists are growing scarce in San 
Francisco. They have "heard the East a-callin','' 
and as a consequence there are very few good ones 
left in town, and they are listening to the tempter, 
and casting longing eyes in the direction of New 
York or Chicago. Salaries that are salaries are paid 
there. There, too, is more chance to do good work. 
The Eastern papers have more drawn pictures than 
do the papers of San Francisco. Pick up any daily 
here, except Sunday, and you will find most of the 
art work confined to half-tones with borders around 
them. A drawn portrait you will seldom see, and a 
sketch of a wreck, a fire or any other happening is a 
rarity. The camera does all that, and the "artist" 
must know more about developing photographs than 
about drawing. 

The result has been two-fold. The number of stu- 
dents of newspaper illustrating has decreased, and il- 
lustrators by the dozen have gone East. Methfessel, 



January 13, 1906 

"Nigger" Johnson, Harry Raleigh, Blendon Camp- 
bell, Charlie Tebbs, Charlie Owens, Small, Pedlar, 
and a host of others are doing well in the East — hold- 
ing good jobs on dailies, or doing illustrations for the 
magazines — or both. Gordon Ross talks of going in 
the fall, but London is to be his destination. He goes 
there to study. Ross has had several flattering offers 
from the East, but he is enamored of the San Fran- 
cisco climate, and when he finishes in London, will 
probably return here. 

* * * 

Her Ladyship Returns. 

After many years' absence, Lady Sholto Douglas 
is again in Oakland, her former home, but only for 
a few months' visit to her family. A decade ago 
Oakland knew her as Miss Loretta Mooney, and 
when she eloped with the son of the Marquis of 
Queensberry she crossed the big pond and the 
romance was soon forgotten. Life in the quiet town 
of Oakland became too monotonous for the ambitious 
young Loretta, and she sought excitement on the 
variety stage. It seems that she found it; also a 
romance more real than anything on the bills. At 
Bakersfield young Sholto Douglas, son of the Mar- 
quis, was spending his open dates, also the monthly 
remittance forwarded by a kind father. While occu- 
pying a seat in "bald-headed row," he saw and was 
conquered by the lively stunts of the plain Miss 
Loretta Addis — her stage name. With a Douglas 
nothing is impossible, from the winning of a battle 
to the conquest of a heart. Bouquet after bouquet 
was tossed to the soubrette, and her heart was 
touched. The engagement was announced, but it 
seems that objections were made, and the newspapers 
found material for a good story. One of these was 
so good that the stalwart son of the exponent of the 
rules of slugging called at the office to thrash the 
editor. The pencil-driver admitted that he was in, 
and Lord Douglas sounded the slogan, and the match 
was on. Douglas scored the first blood, but before 
he recovered his second wind, reinforcements arrived 
and a truce was called after several knockouts. A 
few weeks afterwards the Lord and his lady fair 
eloped, and were married at San Jose. There was 
much scandal over the affair, and society was shocked 
that a live lord should marry a variety actress. Two 
papers were sued for alleged libel, but the courts 
knocked out the plaintiff. Returning to London with 
his wife, the hopeful youth was forgiven, and upon 
the death of the Marquis he inherited the title and 
estate, after the manner of the ending of the English 
novel. The lord did not accompany her ladyship, but 
may come over later. 

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That New Federal Judgeship. 

If 1 II creatinj 

rict jndj:cshi[> goes through then will 

V\ hen the matter was 
first I, Marshall Woodworth, 

States Attorney, came forth as a candidate, and it is 
said that he had Circuit Judge Morrow back of him. 
Collector of the I *• »rt Frederick Stratton was in 
in the field, with Senator Perkins as his sponsor. 
Woodworth's friends say that Judge Morrow went 
over to the Stratton standard, being anxious for 
the friendship of Perkins, who, naturally, could do 
much to advance Morrow's United States Supreme 
Bench ambitions. It is said to be planned that Billy 
Hamilton. Stratton 's right-hand man, is to have the 
Collectorship if Stratton is made judge. 

The third prominent candidate is Judge William 
Van Fleet, who. while on the State Supreme Bench 
a few years ago, drew a Storm upon his head by de- 
ciding in a damage case that a poor man wasn't en- 
titled to as much damages for the loss of a child as 
a rich man. the earning power of the latter 's child 
being greater. Van Fleet has the Southern Pacific 
and Senator Frank Flint among his supporters. 
Woodworth claims the backing of most of the law- 
yers who practice in the Federal courts. 

* * * 

Yale Has the Laugh on Harvard. 

Local Yale men are doing a little chuckling at the 
expense of Harvard, in view of the discovery that 
a poem, recently appearing under the title of 
"Chapel," in the Harvard Graduates' Magazine, has 
been shown to be a rank plagiarism of a poem written 
by a Yale man about forty-five years ago, entitled 
"Reveille." The pirating was so rank that it could 

be called neither a parody nor an adaptation. 

* * * 

Here and There. 

Sometimes in cold weather, especially if the plugs 
are not sparking properly, it will be necessary to 
squirt a little gasoline into the combustion cham- 
ber. As a rule, this can be done through the com- 
pression taps on the top of the cylinder; if these are 
not fitted, squirt it upwards through the mechani- 
cally operated inlet valves, or failing this, through 
the exhaust valves. 

* * * 

Honorable Scars. 

Arms in slings, a limp, or even crutches, when 
affected by some of our citizens, are looked upon 
now in much the same light as the facial scars of the 
German student. They mean that the individual is 
a skatist. To derive injury from falls at the rink 
is to be like unto the wounded soldier, prostrated on 
the field of glory. So if you see one of your friends 
physically damaged, do not attribute it to anything 

else than a mishap at the rink. 

* * * 

Scandinavian American Bank. 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the 
Scandinavian American Savings Bank was held in its 
offices at three o'clock p. m. on Tuesday, January 
9, 1906. It being the first annual meeting, there was 
a large attendance of representative business men 
who are stockholders in the institution. An elabo- 
rate statement of the affairs of the bank was pre- 
sented, which, after being read, was heartily received. 
The statement showed deposits of $957,265.67, with 
a capital of $300,000 and an undivided profit account 
of $12,000. A vote of thanks was extended by the 
stockholders to the officers and directors of the in- 



NEWS LETTER. 



17 



stuution for the splendid result achieved in the 
initial year of the bank I he officers and 

] of directors were re-elected f- >r the year rgo6as 
follows: Charles Nelson, president ; Lewis I 
vice-president; I.. M. MacDonald, cashier; I. 1 
chen, W. II. Little. Martin Sanders, George II. 
I \ son, and Henry Wilson, directors. 

* * • 
Rudeness That Irritates. 

If there is one thing that irritates me extremely, 
it is for some one to step almost directly in front of 
me as I am walking at a fixed gait and in a fixed direc- 
tion along the street. This is a form of rudeness 
that is sometimes due to ignorance, sometimes to 
heedlessness, but whatever its cause it is certainly 
enough to ruffle one's feathers. This offense — what 
sailors would call "crossing one's bows" — is a com- 
mon one, and hardly a day passes that any pedestrian 
is not annoyed by another stepping right in front 
of him, instead of doing the polite thing and permit- 
ting the steady walker to proceed on his right of way. 
Personally, when this thing occurs to me, my first 
impulse is to give the offender a swift kick — but that 
would also be almost rude. 



OBITUARY. 



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the same time most picturesque figures of San Fran- 
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to California from his native State of Maine in 1853. 
Soon after his arrival, he was employed by the 
wholesale harness firm of Main & Winchester, with 
which he has been connected ever since, having been 
its manager for many years. Mr. Hayes was one of 
the Vigilantes who cleared this city of bad charac- 
ters in 1856, taking part in the hanging of several of 
them. He was a charter member of the Olympic 
Club, the first secretary of the Mercantile Library, 
one of the founders of the Central (horse) Street 
Railway and Geary street cable line, and a director 
in the San Francisco Savings Union and California 
Safe Deposit Company. He was married in 1855 to 
Miss Mary Curtis, who survives him. He also 
leaves three daughters, Mirs. George B. Willcutt, 
Mrs. Peter Hopkins, Jr., and Mrs. Walter P. Treat. 
A brother, D. E. Hayes, is president of the Fulton 
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Louis James at the Columbia. 

We were treated this week to an excellent exhibi- 
tion of the old-time traditional legitimate drama, at 
the hands of Louis James at the Columbia Theatre. 
James is finished in his art — more so than ever, but 
he is intensely conventional. In his plays, which 
included "Richelieu," "Virginius" and "The Mer- 
chant of Venice," the favorite actor was always or- 
thodox. There was the same stately tread, the same 
resonance of voice, the same imperiousness of ges- 
ture, the same details which we and our forefathers 
before us have been taught to accept as the scru- 
pulously correct interpretations of the classic drama 
— but which no man in real life at any age, in all 
probability, ever affected. James adheres closely to 
tenets. When we see him we see the portrayal of 
the characters of the classic legitimate drama as the 
doctrinaires of the stage have demanded them from 
time beyond memory. James and nearly his entire 
company are strictly dogmatic. 

Miss Aphie James is sweet and appealing in the 
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Therese Deagle and Miss Annie Marie Schaefer are 
both extremely good, while in the male support of 
the star are two particularly good actors in the per- 
sons of Norman Hackett and Charles Stedman. 

* * * 
"Judith of Bethulia." 

At the Grand Opera House this week Nance O'Neil 
presented Thomas Bailey Aldrich's four-act scrip- 
tural tragedy, "Judith of Bethulia." It was tragic 
enough to suit the most exacting, and Miss O'Neil 
performed her part with all the skill and emotion that 
have characterized her work in the other plays she 
has presented during her current long engagement. 
Unfortunately the play was marred by the indifferent 
support the star received from the rest of the com- 
pany. Even Andrew Robson and John Glendinning 
fell below the standards they have set in preceding 
plays. The piece is a literary gem from Aldrich's 
best, but full justice was not done it by the com- 
pany which produced it. Miss O'Neil alone did really 
creditable work. 

* * * 

"The Cowboy and the Lady." 

An old favorite with the theatre-goers all over the 
country appeared this week at the Alcazar in "The 
Cowboy and the Lady," in which the Alcazar stock 
company did itself proud. The breezy Western 
flavor of the comedy was appreciated by all. As 
Teddy North, Charles Waldron did unusually well. 
while George Osbourne's Judge was excellent. In 
fact, the whole company did much better in this 
play than in "A Stranger in a Strange Land." Edith 
Evelyn's Mrs. Weston was one of her best portrayals. 

* * * 

At the Orpheum. 

The Orpheum has a much better bill this week 
than it had previous to the road show. The five 
Piroscoffis — a man and four women — are a wonder- 
ful set of jugglers, marvelous in their dexterity. Le 
Brim's grand opera trio deserves its name : the sing- 
ers are of remarkable merit, and of a kind rarely 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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Fred Lennox, who will present George Ade's "On His Uppers," 
at the Orpheum. 

seen upon the vaudeville stage. Mlareena, Nevare 
and Mareena are excellent equilibrists, among the 
best ever seen here. Lewis MlcCord & Company have 
a good specialty in "Her Last Rehearsal," but they 
spin it out rather too long, becoming tiresome after 
a while. There are somie new moving pictures and 
other attractive features to the bill. 
* * * 

"Foxy Quiller" at the Tivoli. 

A little more vim infused into the chorus and most 
of the principals is all that is needed to make the 
Tivoli Opera Company's presentation of "Foxy Quil- 
ler" one of the best productions at that playhouse for 
a long time. De Koven's music and Smith's libretto 
are quite up to the highest standards of those suc- 
cessful collaborators. The airs are catchy, the lines 
are witty. 



In the title ■ _;c Knnkel i< admirable, one 

of the best comedi 1 noli has produced. He 

and Teddy Webb carry off the honors of the male 
pan-— in fact, of the entire east. Webb i> always 
Webb— funny without effort. Artnur Cunningham's 

voice i- as good as ever, bul lie has shown a tendency 
at times to lose interest in his work, these moments 
being accentuated by the sudden arousings that 
succeed them. In tiny George Beach, who enacts the 

part of a Japanese dwarf, secured a prize. In spite 
of his diminutive stature. Beach is an able comedian. 
Barron Bcrthald and. all the women of the cast except 
Cora Tracy and Lillian Raymond were shaky in their 
lines, requiring much prompting, and prone to list- 
iessness in their acting. The chorus is not the fam- 
ous Tivoli chorus of old — it can stand a great deal 
of drilling — it needs ginger. 
» * * 
At the Alhambra. 

Belasco & Mayer's fine stock company gave a 
strong presentation of the old melodrama, "The Two 
Orphans," at the Alhambra this week. The stirring 
piece, in which the best actors and actresses of the 
land have won fame, was greeted by large audiences, 
who showed by their close attention and frequent 
applause their appreciation of the capital presentation 
of the piece that Herschel Mayall, Henry Shumer, 
Bertha Creighton, Linda de Costa and the rest of 
the troupe offered. The piece was exceptionally 
well staged, and was in every way meritoriously pro- 
duced. 

* * * 

The Stelle Art Talks. 

Fraulein Antonio Stelle's illustrated lectures at 
Lyric Hall this week are proving to be an enter- 
tainment of rare interest to art lovers. Rome and 
Florence were mentally visited Tuesday and Thurs- 
day evenings, to be followed by Venice, Dresden and 
Paris. 

At the Chutes. 

A vaudeville bill of peculiar merit was presented 
this week at the Chutes, making, in connection with 
the other attractions at that place, an entertain- 
ment of unusual character. 



Native Sons' Hall m Magon street 

Friday evening, January 26. 1906. 

THE MINETTI ORCHESTRA 

( Of 100 members. Third successful season . ) 

Benefit concert for the library fund- 

Tickets 75 and 50 cents, including reserved seats on sale 

Sherman. Clay & Co, Music Store on January 2ith. 



Special Announcement 

A New Feature Direct from New Yorh 

The Famous Hungarian Quartette, which entertained Presi- 
dent Roosevelt, and made the Cafe Hungary one of the most 
widely known Restaurant? in New York City, will sing daily at 
the Techau Tavern, 109-117 Mason Street, for Dinner and affer 
Theater, for a limited engagement, they being a very extensive 
repertoire consisting of Operatic Selections.Ballads, etc , and will 
render them second to no operatic organization on any stage. 



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January 13, 1906 



Grand Opera House.' — Last week of engagement of 

Miss Nance O'Neil. Monday night, "Eliza- 
beth, Queen of England;" Tuesday night and 
Wednesday matinee, "The Fires of St. John ;" 
Wednesday and Thursday nights, "Monna 
Vanna;" F'riday night, "Macbeth," in testimonial 
performance; Saturday matinee, "The Jewess :" 
Saturday night, "Magda." 
Orpheum. — Vaudeville, including Fred Lennox in 
George Ade's farce, "On His Uppers;" Rice & 
Cady, German comedians; Herbert's dogs; 
Lewis McCord and company in "Her Last Re- 
hearsal;" Mareena, Nevare and Mareena, and 
others. 

Columbia. — Farewell testimonial engagement of 
Madame Helena Modjeska. Monday, Tuesday 
and Saturday nights, "Macbeth ;" Wednesday 
matinee and Friday night. "Much Ado About 
Nothing;" Wednesday and Thursday nights, 
"Mary Stuart." 

Alcazar. — First production in San Francisco of J. 
M. Barrie's new fantasy, "The Admirable Crich- 
ton." 

Alhambra. — Little Ollie Cooper in a dramatization of 
Mark Twain's story, "The Prince and the 
Pauper." 

Tivoli Opera House. — De Koven & Smith's comic 
opera, "Foxy Quiller." 

Chutes. — Vaudeville, including Petronella D'Arville, 
George Stewart, Bothwell Browne's Gaiety Girls, 
and others. 

Fischer's. — Vaudeville. 



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UrpheUm bet Stockton an d Powell Sts. 
Weak commencing Bunday Matinee. Jan. 11. 

VOLUMINOUS VAUDEVILLE 
Fred Lennox a 
George Ade: liii 
Opera Trio; Fiv 
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Company, pi — nting "On His IJriwrs." by 

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Offerini; "The Slghl Before,"* sequel to" Her Last Behearsal." 
Regular matinees every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 

and 50c. 



and Sunday. 
Prices— 10c 



Columbia Theatre 



Gottloh. Marx 4 Co. 

Lessees and Managers, 
tine Kondaj January ig, 
Ni\ nights. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday 
•farewell test nlal s) eagemeol to lime. Helena 

MODJESKA 

Supported by an unrivalled company. Direction of Mr. Jules 

Monday. Tuesday and Saturday nights— Macbeth 
Wed. matinee and Pri. night-Mueh Ado About Nothine. 
Wed and ihurs. n ghtsand Sat. matinee— Mars Stuart 
Sunday. Jan ai— The Yankee Consul 



Alhambra ThearrP „ c : ,r " , ' r "L Edd 7 and JoD e 9 Street 
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Matinee today and tonight. 

afternoon and night of D'Enn 

THE TWO ORPHANS 

Oommenoing Monday night. January is. all week. Matinees 

Saturday and Sunday- Ti e phenomenal child aetresa 

LITTLE OLLIE COOPER 

In her latest success 
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER 
Alhambra prices will prevail— Evenings, toe I : matinees. 

IOC., L50„ 360. 



Alcazar Theatre x.%^£$'kg%33& m 

Week commencing Monday Jam. 15. Regular matinees Satur- 
day and Sunday. Firsr t inn- in San Francisco of Win. Gillette's 
New York and London success 

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Evenings, 26c to 75c; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 25c 

The Berkeley student farce 
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Second week begins Monday night. 

De Koven A- Smith's famous comic opera triumph 

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BeMiiit'ii) Beenery, costumes and accessories. Splendid cast. 
perfenl ensemble- 
Regular matinee Saturday 
fjeual Tivoli prices— 25c. 50c. 75c. 



Grand Opera House 



Farewell week, oommenoing Monday, Jan. 16th, of the engage- 
ment of America's greatest tragedienne, 

NANCE O'NEIL 

in the following productions: 

Monday evening, Elizabeth. 

Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee. The Fires of St 

John 

Wednesday ami Thursday evening. Monoa Vanna. 

Friday evening, grand testimonial tendered to MISS NANCE 

O'NEIL. when slip will play MACBETH. 

Saturday matinee. The Jewess. 

Saturday evening, Magda. (Close of Engagement |, 

Prices, 25c, 50c, 75c. 51.00. Box seats, $1.50. 

Beginning Suuday matinee, Jan. 2ist, Yon Tonsi >n . 



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January 13. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 

AT NEW YORK PLAYHOUSES. 
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New York, January 6th — One of the ni".-t remark- 
able theatrical events of this or an\ other S< • 
the strike of the chorus at the Metropolitan 1 
House. Grand opera without a chonu t) the 

least, a novelty, and a remarkable one. When 
they finally got a chorus, alter much searching of the 
highways and by-ways, it was a property chorus only. 
It could not sing. Consisting entirely of ordinary 
supernumeraries, it confined its operations to dumb 
show. It might as well have been recruited from the 
deaf and dumb asylum. The strike brought forth 
much comment from the high-priced stais, practi- 
cally all of whom sided and sympathized with Herr 
Conreid. "As much as I abhor anarchism and strikes 
I approve of it still less when brought into such mat- 
ters as music and art," said Emma Eames. "If the 
chorus did not like their contract they could ask for 
more another season, or betake themselves elsewhere. 
1 am quite in sympathy with Mr. Conreid. and find 
his attitude, from what I know of the case, both just 
and moderate. The action taken by the chorus was 

inexcusable." 

* * * 

George M. Cohan, who wrote "Forty-five Minutes 
From Broadway," in which Fay Templeton began an 
engagement at the New Amsterdam Theatre this 
week, has tried the experiment of mixing vaudeville, 
musical comedy and melodrama, well stirred. The 
result has been a curiously uneven piece of work, 
alternately solid and flabby, but on the whole good, 
and undoubtedly a vehicle for Miss Templeton's tal- 
ents that will carry her safely along the route of popu- 
larity — with which she is by no means unacquainted. 
Heretofore this actress has been identified with the 
comedy of burlesque. Now she is asked to approach 
pathos more than once. As "Plain Mary," a servant 
in a New Rochelle "mansion" — New Rochelle is 
forty-five minutes from Broadway — she swabs parlor 
furniture with a dust rag, sings two songs, and tears 
up a $1,000,000 will. 

The Proctor stock company is giving a highly 
creditable performance of Sardou's "Cleopatra," at 
the Fifth Avenue Theatre. The play was excellently 
staged, and scenically it was in keeping with the 
effort Mr. Proctor is making to have the productions 
at Fifth Avenue up to the standard set by other first- 
class houses. Miss Amelia Bingham's admirers 
would hardly recognize her at first as the darkly 
beautiful Egyptian, accustomed as they are to seeing 
her in a modern play. While her performance may 
have lacked somewhat in seductiveness, it was suffi- 
ciently insinuating to play havoc with Antony's 
heart. Mr. A. H. Van Buren was a virile Marc An- 
tony ; he looked every inch the Roman warrior. Mr. 
Hardee Kirkland as Demetrius, and Edwin Howe as 
a slave, were both worthy of particular mention. 

* * * 

Mr. Louis Evan Shipman is a commendable young 
man.. Possessed of a literary ability and a bank ac- 
count, he has turned his attention to backing his 
own judgment. Therefore, we find "The Crossing" 
presented at Daly's Theatre under Mr. Shipman 's 
management, and with his name linked with Winston 
Churchill as dramatizer of the Churchill novel of 
the same title. Mir. Shipman has presented the play 
with handsome scenery and costumes, and a cast con- 
taining several notable names. Much of his dialogue 
is neatly written, and there is one climax — a duel in 
the third act— that thrills a bit, But "The Cross- 



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inc." is that most abject of stage spectacles — a forc- 
m. The audience finishes) the pla 

the author .!■ 1 

■\\g" will be followed at Daly's by Slan- 

miati/ation of Bernard Shaw's 

hoi Byron's Profession," in which Miss Margaret 

Wycherly, well known in San Francisco, will take the 

leading female part, supported l>\ lames I. Corbett, 

» * * 

No verj elaborate notice is required of "Julie Bon- 
Bon," in which Louis Mann and tiara Lipmaa 
re-introduced to a New York audience in Fi< 

Theatre this week. Both peri ire well known 

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established a reputation in their own especial lines 
of entertainment. The piece in which they are now 
appearing is said to lu- the work of Miss Lipman, 

and ni:i\ he supposed, therefore, to lie designed es- 
pecially with the view of showing both performers 
to tlie best advantage. Dramatically it is not of much 
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USocietv 







Just as was predicted in these columns several 
weeks ago, Miss Lurline Spreckels will wed an 
American in spite of the seductive titles that inter- 
national matchmakers have dangled before her eyes. 
Mr. Eddy, the official fiance of the fascinating Miss 
Lurline, does not occupy an exalted position in com- 
parison with the pedestaled personages who have 
aspired for her hand. He is secretary of the lega- 
tion at St. Petersburg, where Miss Spreckels has 
frequently visited, and is spoken of for promotion. 
As all the cultured Russians speak French, she will 
not be compelled to master the language of chkows 
and offskis and ynskis. The social life in St. Peters- 
burg is very alluring, and as Mrs. Spencer Eddy, 
MSss Spreckels will occupy an enviable place in the 
diplomatic and fashionable sets. The date of the 
wedding has not yet been announced, but it will 
probably be celebrated in Paris in spring time. The 
Spreckels own a charming apartment in the French 
capital, where they entertain in a very smart fashion. 

Lurline Spreckels is far and away the prettiest girl 
among the Spreckels connections. On her mother's 
side she is related to the Hoffackers. Both the 
Hoffacker girls have a large share of beauty — Mrs. 
Charley Page, the eldest daughter, has taken little 
active interest in society since her marriage, and 
Miss Lavinia Hoffacker has not yet made her formal 
bow to the smart set. It is quite possible that she 
will enjoy a season abroad under the chaperonage 
of her aunt, Mrs. Spreckels, before "coining out" in 
San Francisco. 

* * * 

Although a great many have taken cues from Mrs. 
Peter Martin's gowns, no one has yet had the cour- 
age to appear in the sort of decollete which Mrs. 
Peter wears. Her gowns stop not more than four 
inches above the waist line in back. This is the mode 
in New York. Mrs. Martin could pack her bodices 
in Peter's match box if necessary. This extreme 
decollete in the rear is very trying on high shoulder 
blades, and in New York one sees a great deal of de- 
ficient anatomy displayed at the opera and kindred 
places. It cannot be because our fashionables are 
lacking in dimpled blades that they fight shy of the 
abbreviated bodice. I fancy it is because we are stdl 
a bit timid about appearing in full undress in this 
neck of the woods. Mrs. Peter Martin's gown was 
particularly noticeable at the dinner in honor of Miss 
Genevieve Harvey, which was largely a gathering 
of debutantes, and therefore rather modestly cut. 
« * » 

Arrangements have been made for four more meet- 
ings of the society skating club, which argues well 
for the longevity of the sport. Anita and Genevieve 
Harvey were missed at the last gathering. Genevieve 
has been visiting Tennie Crocker at Uplands, and 
Anita has been enjoying a brief stay at the Von 
Schroeder ranch. One of the most graceful skaters 
on the floor was Miss Ethel Dean, whose gyrations 
made a novice dizzy. Another girl who executed 
some graceful turns was Miss Constance de Young. 

* * * 

Miss Christine Roosevelt, the cousin of President 
Roosevelt, who is visiting her relatives, the Pome- 



January 13, igo6 

roys, is a very interesting girl, with the same naive 
graciousness that distinguished Alice Roosevelt. A 
number of delightful entertainments have been 
planned in Miss Roosevelt's honor, and she will find 
her calendar crammed between now and Lent. 

* * * 

The In une greeting of Mrs. Young, Marie Voor- 
hies, has proven the popularity of that attractive 
young main in. Leila, the youngest daughter of the 
household, is expected home in time for the Hunting- 
ton-Mietcalf wedding, so there will be a family re- 
union at the Voorhies home. 

* * * 

One of the most elaborate functions of the season 
was the ball given by Mrs. Edward Barron at the 
Palace Hotel on Wednesday night. The Palace ball- 
room has been the scene of most of the smart balls 
of the season. Ned (ireenway had entire charge of 
the attair, superintending the decorations, ordering 
the menu, and even leading the cotillion, so it goes 
without saying that everything ran on ball-bearings. 
Ned is certainly an artist in the fastidious art of such 
functions. .Mrs. Barron and her daughter. Marguer- 
ite, were both exquisitely gowned, and saw to it 
that their guests had a glorious time. There were 
a great many more men than girls present, so that 
there were no wall flowers to waste their sweetness 
on Chaperon Row. 

* * * 

The dinner which Raphael Weill gave in honor 
of Madame Gros and her daughter, Mile. Marguerite, 
on Tuesday evening, was as fine a sample of the 
culinary art as has ever been served under the shadow 
of the owl. Mr. Weill is a privileged character in 
the Bohemian Club, and the chef permits him to 
enter the hallowed precincts of the kitchen. Every 
dish served at the feast was supervised by the host, 
who has a nice discretion in matters of the palate. 
And the wines served with each course testified that 
he is a connoisseur in wet goods as well as dry 
goods. 

* * * 

Helene Irwin writes that she is "having the time of 
her life" in Philadelphia, where she is being enter- 
tained by her aunt, Aileen Ivers Robinson. Helene 
is a beauty, and her fresh, girlish loveliness ought to 
refresh tin- jaded Eastern eye. Although she has not 
s, 1 made her formal debut, she has been allowed to 
appear al several [unctions here, and on this Euro- 
pean jaunt will get a number of peeps at smart rev- 
ellings. So she is bound to be the most "finished" 
bud of next season. 

* * * 

A number of bridge parties have been given this 
week. I'm- bridge, like the poor, is always with us. 
However, the poor cannot hostess a bridge party, so 
elaborate have the prizes "become. I saw an expert 
player exchanging a silver vase which she had won. 
She could in ii quite make up her mind what to take 
instead of the vase, so the clerk politely said: "I will 
give you a credit tag for $125 if you like." Fancy 
spending that sum on a card prize! No wonder 
women nractice bridge with feverish earnestness. 



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Lent will probabl) be this 

year than 

not likely that it will fo 
during the fortj days' penai 

it there will much 

teaing an. I lunching and card plaj ii g und 
l'hc Palace Hotel has already 
several informal, but none the less enjoyable, 9 
entertainments. 



The many friends in this city of Mrs. Sterling 
Postley, daughter of -Mrs. 11. M. Cook, were pli 
to learn a tew day s ago of the birth in Paris of a 
sturdy young son and heir to Mrs. Postley. The 
happy event took place on Friday, January 5111. Mrs. 
Cook, who had been quite ill for a long time at the 
Adler .Sanitarium, left for the East the day before 
the birth, hoping to arrive in Paris before the event. 
A telegram announcing the arrival reached this city- 
alter Mrs. Cook had started. 

* * * 

Mrs. Doris Heuer has announced the engagement 
of her daughter, Doris, to Mr. Beach Dean, a promi- 
nent business man of Oakland. Miss Heuer is the 
youngest sister of Mrs. Alvina Huer, the prominent 
vocalist, and of George and Phil Heuer, the popular 
insurance men. Ko date has been set for the wed- 
ding. Many social functions are being planned in 
honor of the couple, who have a host of friends. 

* * * 

After an absence of twenty-four years in the East, 
.Mr. Charles F. Gall has returned to this city on a 
visit to his relatives and friends. He will spend the 
winter in California. 

* * * 

ENTERTAINMENTS. 

January 6 (Saturday) — The Sequoia Club gave a 
"Twelfth Night entertainmient. Mrs. Porter 
and Miss Amy Porter gave a dinner. 

January 7 (Sunday)— Miss Helen Bailey gave a tea 
at the home of her aunt, Mrs. John F. Swift. 

January 8 (Monday) — Mrs. Harry Nathaniel Gray 
gave a dinner. Miss Frances Stewart was at 
home. The Monday Evening Skating Club met 
at the Pavilion. Mrs. T. Edward Bailly gave an 
informal tea. 

January 9 (Tuesday) — Raphael Weill gave a dinner 
party in honor of Madame Gros. Mrs. Harry 
N. Gray gave a bridge party. Miss Maude Payne 
entertained at a tea. Miss Gertrude Palmer gave 
a bridge party. Mjrs. Eugene Lent gave a 
luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Peixotto gave a 
dinner dance in honor of Miss Frances Stewart. 

January 10 (Wednesday) — Mrs. Edward Barron 
gave a cotillion at the Palace Hotel. Miss Marian 
Angellotti entertained at luncheon. Mrs. J. C. 
Meyerstein gave a bridg'e party. 

January 11 (Thursday) — Mrs. Matthew Gardner 
and Mrs. Samuel Gardner hostessed a large tea. 

January 12 (Friday) — Mrs. David Montgomery 
Crabtree gave a tea at the St. Francis. 



— 1 — They have a way of cooking things so well and 
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is an appetizer, dinner a feast and supper after the 
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Watson and .Miss Cunningham. 
January 17 (Wednesday)— Mrs. Jessie Howie Dc- 

Uick will give a bridge partv. 
January t8 1 Hiursday) — Mrs. Joseph D. Grant will 
entertain at bridge. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS. 
January 10 (Wednesday ( — Miss Lysbeth Painter to 
1 ieorge Engelhardt. 

January 11 (Thursday ) — Miss Jean Howard to Carl 
Schoonmaker. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 
Lurline Spreckels, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
1 lus Spreckels, to Spencer F. Eddy, Secretary' of 
the American Legation at St. Petersburg. 
Miss Amy Sharp to Edgar Barber. 
Miss Cox, of Bellingham, Washington, to George 

Vernon Gray, of California. 
Miss Elsie Thompson to Horatio Stebbins, Jr. 

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January 13, 1906 



Scanty attention seems to have been paid by press 
and public to a matter of vital importance to each 
citizen of San Francisco, namely, the marked develop- 
ment and betterment of the local telephone service, 
which is now in progress. 

Quietly, but industriously, the telephone company 
has been engaged for some months in effecting im- 
provements in its service, which, when completed, 
will give this city the finest telephone system in the 
country. 

No less than $2,000,000 has been appropriated for 
the purpose, and five big, new, modern buildings will 
have been added to the company's possessions before 
this month is ended. Two of these have already been 
completed and are now in operation as "central" 
stations ; two more are rapidly approaching comple- 
tion, and the fifth will, it is expected, be in use by 
February 1st. 

With these five new buildings, the company is 
steadily adding to lesser details of its system, an 
army of electricians and other experts being em- 
ployed all over the city making improvements. The 
new plant, when completed, will have a maximum 
capacity of 60,000 stations. 

When all this is done, there will be less ground 
than there is now for the pettish wail heard from time 
to time about "poor telephone service." The wonder 
is that it has not been poorer, in view of the fact that 
the system has been in incessant operation while all 
the big changes and movings have been going on. 
Even such radical changes as that of moving the 
"East Central" to its present location in the hand- 
some big structure on Hyde street, near Sutter, have 
not greatly interrupted the service. The telephones 
in our houses, shops and offices have been doing busi- 
ness just the same, day and night. 

In fact, the great, complex telephone system 'I 
San Francisco is being practically replaced, or re- 
built. New branches and trunk lines have been in- 
stalled, more stations are being established, more em- 
ployees arc being kept busy, and, what is of special 
interest and importance, a new and greatly improved 
multiple switch-board is being introduced, so that 
the service will hereafter be even more prompt and 
satisfactory than it has been in the past. The whole 
equipment is being renewed. 

New telephone instruments and many other new 
devices for improving the service are being adopted 
as rapidly as possible. 

The complaints about imaginary "poor service" 
have been highly inconsiderate, anyhow, even before 
the present era of betterment was commenced. When 
it is considered that a vast number of subscribers and 
users is always after "central," many of them simul- 
taneously ; when it is remembered that the telephone 
operators are only human beings, and that out of a 
hundred switches asked for there is rarely more than 
one case even of imaginary difficulty, it may be seen 
that the telephone company or its employees are more 
often than not the victims of the user's own stupidity, 
impatience or unreasonableness. 

if those who are prone to make captious criticism 
will pause to consider that for months past the 
entire system has been undergoing a revolution, 
they will readily appreciate how uncalled for are the 
criticisms they make. 

Before February is old, the improvements in San 
Francisco's telephone service will be manifested 
by a quicker, better and altogether more satisfactory 
service than has yet been known. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



The Minister of Foreign Affairs 

Anxiety in Diplomatic Circles. 

There is great anxiety for the near future in 
matic circles everywhere. Russia having demon- 
strated beyond the shadow of a doubt the faithfulness 

and loyalty of all branches of the war establishment, 
and her ability to crush the socialistic revolution, has 
Jtablished her credit abroad to a sufficient 

to warrant the bankers of Paris in accepting 
short-time loans. These events practically eliminate 
Russia from the cluster of threatening factors, which 
in turn suggests the probability, if not the certainty, 
that the Franco-Russian rapprochement, which the 
Russo-Japanese war greatly weakened, will ver\ 
be re-established, and most likely on closer lines than 
ever. It is understood that Great Britain is quite 
willing that such ties should exist between Russia 
and France, because it would have a tendency to 
Strengthen the Anglo-French agreement and involve 
Russia to the advantage of France and England in 
the event the German emperor persists in his demand 
for a foothold in Morocco beyond the field of diplo- 
macy. A constitutional monarchy is assured for the 
Czar's empire, which means the utter and complete 
defeat for all time of the Grand Dukes and their fol- 
lowing of reactionists. De Witte has managed to 
secure the support of the merchants, agricultural, in- 
dustrial and labor classes of the better sort in the 
work of electing a parliament to establish a constitu- 
tional Government. In view of these things it may be 
said that Russia is no longer a disturbing or threat- 
ening factor in European politics. 

The Real Storm Center. 

The real storm center of Europe is again hovering 
over Morocco, but Morocco is not involved more 
than a bone is when two dogs are fighting for the 
meat on it. The German emperor continues to protest 
that he has no idea other than cheerful acquiescence 
in the findings of the Moroccan international com- 
mission, but he is not believed by any one in or out 
of Germany. He is making too many preparations 
for war to mean peace. He now has the largest and 
best armed and appointed army in Europe, and he 
claims that his navy is second only to England's. 
The German parliament has sanctioned an expendi- 
ture of $60,000,000 on the navy and army establish- 
ments. The organization of the army is upon the 
plans of the late Field Marshal Von Molke, and 
since he was the greatest soldier of Europe since 
Napoleon, it may be taken for granted that the 
Kaiser's army is as perfect a military machine as 
such a machine can be made. But Von Molke is 
dead, and Germany has no great General, no military 
genius, so far as is known, to lead her armies. The 
Kaiser, however, believes that he is more than equal 
to the task, and in that belief military men say lies 
the weakness of German arms, and because of that 
belief diplomats are anxious almost to the degree of 
alarm. The Kaiser wants to shine as one greater in 
war than Von Molke or Oyama, and so to shine he 
realizes fully that his glory must spring from battles 
won under his own personal direction and strategy. 
Perhaps he does not overestimate himself, but anyway 
he seems willing to risk his empire on one throw of 
the dice. This, however, is very true : The German 
emperor is far from being a mere impulsive, rattle- 
brained egotist. Next to King Edward he is the 
ablest statesman of Europe, and in theoretical military 
strategy he is the equal of the best, Strangely enough, 



*s 



he is the ierj behind his 

tacular strutting an. I oratorical pyrotechnics 

indent r,f current events will he 
found than Emperor William, and he belicxes in him 
-ell and in Germany,, nor has In- any doubt in his 
mind that everywhere German arms would be vic- 
torious should a war with France and her alii, 
cine a reality. Verily, diplomatists and rulers in 
Europe have reason to scan every mO\0 and event 
that has even an indirect bearing upon the Moroccan 
commission of international delegates And what 
siill further increases the tension is the recent action 
of ltal\ an.l of the German populace. Within the last 
week Italy has expressed sympathy with France in 
the Moroccan controversy, and practically com- 
mitted herself (.. sustain the Paris Government at 
all points. This makes Italy an ally of France in the 
event of war over Morocco. The people of Germany 
are demanding a foothold in .Morocco for agricultural 
and commercial expansion under the flag of the 
Fatherland. They are disgusted with the climate, 
soil and opportunities in their Southwest Africa col- 
ony, and see no desirable outlet other than in Morocco 
ami South America. But the German colony in 
Brazil is too closely watched by the Government for 
the Germans to secure much of a political hold on 
the country ; besides, the Monroe Doctrine is a bar 
to German jurisdiction in any part of Latin America. 
In view of the fact that the Kaiser's subjects have set 
their hearts on Morocco, and of the other fact that 
France will not recede one inch from her demand 
that she be recognized as possessing special and 
privileged rights in Morocco, a war can only be 
avoided by the Kaiser giving France this recognition. 
The situation will be better understood as to France 
when it is said that Morocco stands to France as sub- 
stantially as Cuba does to the United States, and to 
allow Germany to secure a foothold in Morocco would 
be very much like the United States permitting a 
foreign power — a sworn enemy of the United States 
— to get a foothold in Cuba. As a matter of principle, 
the sympathy of the Washington Government is 
bound to be with France, and also because of the 
Anglo-French agreement which indirectly binds ■ 
America to sustain Great Britain in her position in 
the Moroccan-Franco-German controversy. Then, 
again, with the United States in sympathy with the 
Anglo-French alliance, those nations would be mor- 
ally bound to sustain America in procuring a sphere 
of influence, naval station, and the like, on the main- 
land of China, where the location would be a 
strategic advantage to the Philippines, a position that 
sometimes may come exceedingly handy and valuable. 

China and the United States. 

There is no foundation at all in the fact that the 
United States are rushing troops to the Philippines 
for service in China. China is very angry at the 
United States for maintaining an act which discrimi- 
nates against that country, but China has a far more 
forceful weapon than war. England, France, Ger- 
many and every nation in the world is quite willing 
that China should discriminate against American 
goods and wares, and buy her supplies elsewhere. 
China is taking about $60,000,000 worth of our pro- 
ducts a year now, and this volume could be doubled 
in the next ten years. Naturally England, France 
and Germany would like to have this trade, and we 
may be sure that they will make the most of China's 
hostility to us. The Eastern States nor Congress seem 
to appreciate the importance to the Pacific Coast 
country of the Oriental trade, 



36 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 13, 1906 




The thirtieth annual meeting of the Fire Under- 
writers' Association of the Pacific was held this week 
in the assembly rooms of the board in the Merchants' 
Exchange Building. The programme was: 10 a. m., 
Tuesday — 1. Reports (Secretary Treasurer), Calvert 
Meade; (Executive Committee), J. L. Fuller: 
(Librarian), J. P. Moore; (Library Committee), \\ 
H. Lowden. 2. President's address, A. W. Thorn- 
ton. 3. Inspections, Lee McKenzie. 4. Insurance 
Institute, Herbert Folger. 2 p. m., Tuesday — 5. "Rat- 
ing Schedules Should be Published to Agents, and 
Items Making up Rates should be Attached to Poli- 
cies Covering Special Hazards and Builders' Risks,'' 
Wm. J. Landers. 6. "Manners and Mannerisms," 
\Y. A. Sexton. 7. "A Few Suggestions to Washing- 
ton Adjusters," H. T. Granger. 8. "The Northwest 
Special," John W. Gunn. 10 a. m., Wednesday — 
9. "Electrical Inspection for Special Agents," W. 
E. Hughes. 10. "Manufacturers' Cost of Lumber and 
Shingles," A Special Agent. 11. "Co-operation," Ar- 
thur M. Brown. 12. "A Few Suggestions." V. Cams 
Driffield. 2 p. m., Wednesday — 13. "The Conflagra- 
tion Hazard and Co-Insurance," A. W. Whitney. 
14. Reports of Special Committees. 15. Election of 
Officers. 16. California Knapsack, George F. Gram. 
Edward Niles. 

Discussion was invited on Mr. Whitney's recent 
article on co-insurance, and Mr. Whitney answered 
many questions relative thereto. 

The annual banquet was held at the St. Francis at 
7 p. m.. January 10th. 

The California Knapsack — George F. Grant, edi- 
tor, Edward Niles, associate editor — as usual was 
packed full of good things. 

All the old guard, and many of the new, came to 
town from the sage brush and the rocks. This is 
the Mecca meeting to which the weary wandering 
special turns his face once a year. He comes down 
to San Francisco with the smile that will not wear 
off on his face, rubs shoulders with the managers, 
listens to the papers and discussions, eats all he can 
of the banquet, and goes away braced up to stand n >r 
another year in the snows and frost of the Northwesl 
or the desert heat of Arizona. They are a gallant lo ( 
of fellows, missionaries in the fullest sense of the 
word. They are brainy, full of energy, and the pio- 
neers on the picket line of commercial advancement. 
They are entitled to their annual outing, and the 
company which fails to call in its special for this 
session is indeed short-sighted. 



The Armstrong (New York) Investigating Com- 
mittee has adjourned, and President McCurdy. who, 
when last heard from, was busy resigning the presi- 
dency of the Mutual Life, has again come into the 
lime light. He shies his castor into the ring of lite 
insurance discussion as follows: "I have been made 
a victim of those who, to protect themselves from 
criticism, placed all responsibility for the Law) ers' 
Mortgage Company bond transaction upon me. 1 
have been made the scapegoat for the questionable 
actions of others in matters which have been revealed 
before the legislative committee. I will no long r 
bear the burden which has been put upon me. Others 



can share it. Unless there is at once some evidence 
of those who are equally responsible with me that 
they intend to take their share of the blame, I will 
go before the Mutual's investigating committee and 
disclose certain facts that will put an entirely differ- 
ent construction upon some of the statements made 
by George G. Haven and Frederick Cromwell before 
the Armstrong Committee." This promise of back- 
ing up may lead to even more startling disclosures 
than the Armstrong committee has brought to light. 
When thieves fall out, honest men come by their 

own. 

* * * 

In the course of an address delivered recently be- 
fore the Commercial Club of Boston, some pertinent 
facts and opinions relating to life insurance were 
recited by Louis D. Brandeis, counsel for the protec- 
tive committee of policy holders in the Equitable 
Life Assurance Society. In the course of his address 
Mr. Brandeis said : 

"People who take out fire insurance policies gen- 
erally continue the insurance, although a fire policy 
could be dropped after the term without the insured 
losing anything, since the insured has had his full 
protection. Put in life insurance, where a large pre- 
mium is paid in early years on account of the greater 



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mortality of later years, the policy-holder who tllm 

his policy to 5 the reserve which lta.l 

mutated hpr him. What is the explanation of this huge 

mortality in life insurance policies: It can l>< 

this: Men arc induced to take out life insurance b; 

misrepresentation, or by promises which are nol real 
and the extravagant conduct of the business 

renders the cost of the life insurance so great that 

the insured cannot continue to carrv it. 

sider how great this expense of solicitation i*. 

In the year 1904 the New York Life spent in agents' 

commissions 11.62 per cent of all premiums rec< 

the Equitable, 11.81 per cent; the Mutual Life oi 

New York, 13.57 per cent: the Metropolitan. 15.01 
per cent; and the Prudential. 18.98 per cenf. Note 
that this is the average percentage paid for commis- 
- on all policies, old and new. The percentage 
"ti new business is of course much greater. The 
Mutual Life paid in 1904 for commissions on new 
business $6,691,016.56 out of premiums aggregating 
$14,676,651.60, or 45.58 per cent of the year's prem- 
iums on new business. Yet those figures present 
only a part of the expense of solicitation. There is, 
in the next place, all the advertising. For that the 
Mutual paid in 1904 the greater part of the amount 
charged to 'advertising, printing and postage.' which 
amounts to $1,134,833.76, or 7.73 per cent of "the year's 
premium receipts from new business; and besides 
this, there is all the office and inspection expense 
directly entailed by this extensive solicitation. The 
extent to which solicitation is carried may be inferred 
from the fact that in the year 1904 the Equitable, the 
Mutual Life and the New York Life actually wrote 
102,314 policies carrying an aggregate insurance 
of $244,862,421, which were not even taken. That 
is, the applicant did not pay the first premium. He 
was 'brought to the water" but could not be made 
'to drink.' The aggregate expense of solicitation in 
these three companies must approximate sixteen per 
cent of all premium receipts. When it is borne in 
mind how small a part of the policies come to the 
natural end of fruition to the policy-holder, and how 
great consequently is the loss to the policy-holder 
from lapsed and surrendered policies, the extent of 
the economic waste resulting from solicitation as 
practiced will be realized." 

—A. S. Tranger. 

Oh, ye snow-bound Easterners ! Come out to 

San Francisco and enjoy a January lawn party amid 
flowers and green grass. Leave your wraps and furs 
at home. 



I'herc is no connection between rushing fresh 

tr.H.ps to the Philippines and Bryan's tour of the 
islands. Still, the natives gel queer notions in their 
luads sometimes. 



< >h. nol It was not a drove of jackasses rush- 
ing down the street and braying at every jump, it 
was a crowd of socialistic idlers on Grant avenue 
shouting defiance at Russia— at long range. 

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FIREMAN'S FUND 

Insurance Company of San Francisco, Cal. 
Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $6,500,000 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Co. of North America 

OF PHILADELPHIA, PENN. 

Paid-up Capital $3,000,000 

Surplus to Policyholders 6,022,016 

JAMES D. BAILEY, General Agent, 202 Pine St., S. F. 

Royal Exchange Assurance of London, Eng. 

Incorporated A. D. 1720. 

FIRE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. 

Cash Capital $3. 446.099.00 

Surplus to Policyholders, $8,698,775.00 Total Assets, J26.408.073.00 

Losses Paid Exceed $210,000,000 

Pacific Department— 350 Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Dickson & Thieme, Managers. Nathan & Kingston, Local Man- 
agers. 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

OF HARTFORD. Established 1850. 

Capital $1,000,000.00 

Assets 5,340,136.94 

Surplus to Policyholders. . 2,414,921.16 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager Pacific Department. 
COLIN M. BOYD, Agent for San Francisco, 216 Sansome Street. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. 

(Limited) of Liverpool.) 

Capital 16,700,000 

Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Agents. 316 California St.. S. F. 

PHENIX 

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J. H. LENEHAN. Gen. Agt., CHICAGO, ILL. 

A. C. OLDS, State Agent for PacSfic Coast 
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Marshal A. Frank Company, General Agent for California. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevators, 
Workmen's Collective, Vessels, Burglary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers— Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice- 
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F. P. Deering, Counsel. 

Directors— A. Borel, H. E. Bothin, Edw. L. Brayton, Jno. C. 
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A. Pope, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son, Wm. S. Tevls. 

Assets Exceed $3,000,000. Established A. D. 185 

Niagara Fire Insurance Company of New York 

Cash Assets $20,000,000 In TJ, S. over $3,ooo,ono 

London Assurance Company of London 

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January 13, 1906 



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39 




Aul ,i|>!\ 111- 

• I in a bill introduced in Congress l>\ Ri 
sanative Morrell oi Pennsylvania to regulate th< 

eration oi automobiles between the States. In effect, 
it provides that on and after January 1. 1907, it shall 
be unlawful for any person owning or operating an 
automobile or other motor vehicle to operate the 

same for business or pleasure along the public high- 
ways of any State, territory or dependency of the 
United States, or in the District of Columbia, so as 
to pass from one State into another State, territory . 
etc., without first passing a special technical exami- 
nation as to his ability to control the machine with 
precision and safety, and obtaining a license or per- 
mit to operate such automobile between the States, 
from the regularly- constituted authorities of the 
United States. 

The bill further prescribes that every owner or op- 
erator of an automobile who passes a satisfactory ex- 
amination shall be licensed, and such licenses shali 
be good for 3 years from date of its issue, and may not 
be renewed without examination. He shall pay into 
the United States treasury the sum of $50 for his 
license. Whenever it shall appear that any owner or 
operator has been convicted on three several occa- 
sions in any federal, State of municipal court of vio- 
lating the act, or any State or municipal law govern- 
ing automobiles, the Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion shall, after proper notification, cancel and revoke 
the license of said owner or operator, and shall not 
re-issue the same. 

Morrell'.s bill has raised a storm of protest from 
motor car owners, and it is the general opinion 
throughout the East that sufficient pressure will be 
brought to bear by the American Automobile Asso- 
ciation, the national governing body, to kill the meas- 
ure. The very idea of a license has always been 
distasteful to automobilists, and it is argued that it 
would be unconstitutional to require an automobile 
to have a Federal license in going from one State 
into another. 

* * * 

Howard E. Huntington's chauffeur, when he was 
tecently fined a second time in Los Angeles for ex- 
ceeding the speed limit, found himself looking for a 
job. His employer had duly warned him before, but 
the chauffeur defied the boss as he did the law, and 
both took cognizance of it. If a few local employers 
were to follow Mr. Huntington's excellent example, 
speeding here would receive a much-needed jolt.- 

Charles B. Judd and wife, of Grand Rapids, who 
have formerly spent their winters in Florida, are on 
their way to this State. They have shipped their 
big automobile, and will spend considerable time in 
touring the coast. 

* * * 

It won't be Lo! the poor Indian, much longer. The 
aborigine is wide-awake to the delights of the auto- 
mobile, and is taking to it as naturally as his ances- 
tors took to firewater. It is said that long before 
the white men of Gregory County, South Dakota, 
could afford to have automobiles the Indians had 
them, and used them for all sorts of purposes. The 
cars have succeeded the buckskin pony as a means 



tit ry . and the Rosebud R 
vation 1* one place where the horse is being crov 
■ lit by the gasolim 

• m 

Hemery, the winner of the Vanderbill 1 up race, 
itly, saiil at a reception in Paris that after he had 
the American race an enthusiast offered liii 
for hi- gloves, while another bought his goggles for 
"The next time," added Hemery, 1 am going 
to take with me half a dozen pairs of gloves and gog- 
gles.*! 

* * * 

Experts predict that alcohol will soon be used in 
the operation of the automobile. When the time 
arrives that it becomes the customary diet of the au- 
tomobile, it seems to me that it will be difficult for 
a fleeing motorist to throw a pursuing cop off tin- 
scent. 

* * * 

Willie Hearst, of yaller journal fame, bought him- 
self an automobile in Los Angeles, probably to run 
for Governor of New York with. Reports from the 
South state that Willie chased about considerably be- 
fore making a selection, and became quite a "catch" 
before he was "landed." 

* * * 

A party of automobilists arrived in this city from 
Paso Robles last week, and claimed to have found a 
new road so as to avoid the long climb over the San 
Juan grade. At King City, instead of following the 
road usually taken up the Salinas Valley, they turned 
off at Bitterwater, coming into Hollister via Bear Val- 
ley. They found the road in splendid condition, with 
the exception of one or two places, and on the whole 
much preferable to the one usually taken by auto- 
mobilists. 



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The most successful car for season of 1905 will 
again be found at the front of all American cars 
for 1906. They are built for power, durability and 
comfort and do not disappoint. 

Five Passenger Touring Oar with Detachable Side Door Tonneau 
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1906 Runabout with Folding Rear Seat, will Carry 4 People, 
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fioriEER Automobile Co 

( 901-925 Golden Gate Ave 

SAM FRANCISCO^sssi* 




SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. January 13, 1906 

Coming by Express. 

On January the eleventh the Electric Vehicle Com- 
pany of Hartford, Conn., shipped three 40-45 horse- 
power Columbias by Wells-Fargo Express to the 
Miiddleton Motor Car Co., of San Francisco, at a cosi 
of $1,500, quite an unusual procedure and a very ex- 
pensive one. But a number of local motorists are 
waiting with much concern to see these cars before 
finally selecting upon their machine for this season, 
and that there might be no more delay than absolutely 
necessary, the cars will cross the country in five days, 
being due here next Tuesday. 



Agents and Distributors 

WINTON 

OLDS MOBILE 

THOMAS Flyer 

RACINE Motor 
and Pleasure Boats 




February issue of 

"TOOT-TOOT" 

the great illustra- 
t e d automobile 
magazine will 
contain account 
"TOR better roads" of midsummer 

tour of Dr. Hartland Law through South-eastern 
France, Northern Italy and south-westerly part of 
Germany, extensively illustrated with photographs 
taken exclusively for "Toot-Toot". 

For sale at all news stands 10 CENTS A COPY 



C/>e PIERCE GREAT ARROW 




40 H. P., PIERCE 

Mobile Carriage Co. 

Golden Gate Avenue and Gough Street. 



S. F. 



Here and There. 

H. K. Gilbert, the prominent Chicago motorist, 
who has been out here for several weeks, left for 
San Jose last Sunday morning, en route to Santa 
Barbara, in his four-cylinder Autocar, where three 
weeks will be spent. Monterey was reached on Mon- 
day, and Tuesday Paso Robles was the rendezvous. 
The tourists remained here a few days and then pro- 
ceeded to their destination. 

* * * 

George K. Middleton, manager of the Middleton 
Motor Car Company, left the early part of t h<_- week 
for the New York automobile show. He will remain 

in the East some little time visiting all the important 
factories. 

* * * 

The proposed new boulevard running out of San 
Francisco, while not strictly a measure of the Auto- 
mobile Club of California, is of keen interest to all 
members. The movement is being personally pro- 
moled by R. P. Schwerin, the president of the club, 
and his efforts have received the hearty approval and 
co-operation of the club officials and members gen- 
erally. In addition to the personal work which Mr. 
Schwerin is doing on the boulevard project, the club 
owes him much for his untiring and successful efforts 
in his presidential capacity. 

* * * 

David W. Henry, a prominent automobilist of 
Hartford, Conn., was in this city last week. In dis- 
cussing' the motor car situation with The Autocrank 
he predicted a great future for San Francisco as an 
automobile center. Mr. Henry says the outlook all 
over the country is favorable for a most successful 
year in the auto business. 

With much enthusiasm did Mr. Henry speak about 
the present position of America in the race for 
supremacy of the automobile makers. "I consider the 
American car of to-day the equal of any foreign 
machine," said the visitor. "For an example of the 
efficiency of the Yankee-made auto, I will say that .1 
big French machine last month tried for the Chicago- 
Xew York record, held by Bert Holcomb, who drove 
his < lolumbia car on this trip last year in 58 hours and 
35 minutes. The foreign machine was forced to 
abandon the attempt at Cleveland, where for this 
short distance they were six hours behind time." 

* * « 

Charles D. Blaney, of San Jose, arrived at Los An- 
geles last week in his 1906 White steamer from San 
Francisco, after a very pleasant run down the coast 
over roads far better than any Mr. Blaney ever en- 
countered en route during the summer. 

Mr. Blaney is an enthusiast in touring, and last 
summer drove his 1905 White over the road twice. 
He considers the present conditions the most favor- 
able he has ever seen for record-breaking, and reports 
an absolutely adventurcless trip, taking five days For 



January 13, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



3' 



the run down and stoppi nta Barbara and the 

.1 halting pla< he line. 

* . . 

W. B. R'>->. an Eastern tourist, wlv 
"ia with his family, arrived in Los Angeles last week. 

the run down the coast in 'in >;m 

in four 'ki_\s. making the usual stops, and re- 

1 first-class jaunt without any mishaps. 

* • • 

"Wc ran from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and 

this trip made us ashamed of our roads in and 
around Minneapolis. California certainly is an 
State for touring." Thus spoke E. I. Phelps, of Min- 
neapolis, who is visiting points ot interest in this 
State in his Thomas automobile. He is accompanied 
by his wife, daughter and two sons. 

* * * 

James M. Cox. of Dayton, Ohio, who drives a 
Winton model K, says: "Without reserve, my esti- 
mate of your model K is that it is the most perfect 
piece of machinery I have ever seen. I believe the 
Winton Company has added easily 30 per cent to 
the horsepower by the ground cylinders, carburetor 
and ignition devices. The lines of the car are beau- 
tiful. One of the judges of our courts, who has 
just returned from Europe, said to me after riding 
in my car : T have seen and ridden in all the best 
cars of Europe, but I have never seen anything that 
surpasses the model K Winton.' I congratulate 
the Winton Company upon the magnificent model 
they have turned out, and I predict that the house 
of Winton will have more satisfied patrons in 1906 
than any other concern in America engaged in the 
same business." 

* * * 

Among the cars at the automobile shows will be 
the latest production of the E. R. Thomas Motor 
Company, a 50 horsepower which will compare most 
favorably with the best of the foreign makes in style, 
workmanship and actual horsepower. This Thomas 
machine is built especially for American roads and 
American's comfort. Furthermore, it is a machine 
which the owner can run and take care of if he 

chooses. 

* * * 

The speedy stock runabout recently received by 
the White Sewing Machine Company continues to 
attract considerable attention. This car has the 
usual White chassis, with a light touring body, and 
is fast enough to make things interesting for the 
White Flyer, the racing car which is in California to 
break records, and has already made several fast 

races against time. 

* * * 

The Union Pacific Railroad, it is stated, has or- 
dered the construction of several hundred motor cars 
similar in type to the car which has been running 
on the various Hlarriman lines in the West this sum- 
mer. The entire number will not be completed for 
several years. The cars are to be used on the short 
branch lines of the company. 

The Pierce Automobile Company will receive the 
new demonstrating Pierce machine within the next 
few weeks. It is said the 1906 model 30 h. p. Pierce 
has many advantages over tlie older models. 

A Perfect Chocolate Cream. 

Creamy center and chocolate coating in perfect 
blend — Old Fashioned Chocolate Creams. Only at 
Haas' Candy Stores, Phelan Building and James 
Flood Building. 



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Colmnhia automobiles ooutaJn more value than nay 
other machines on the market at their price By 
it refer particularly totheoostotdt 
sign, materials and workmanship, whivh is very 
hik'h In these oars, bat to sfiLofenoy, dependability 
and uther practical attributes which have built up 
the Ooiumbls nam.' and reputation and which form 
the only basis upon vrhioh the worth of a car can be 
rightly figured by the careful, cautious :in<l Stu- 
dious purchaser. 



Middleton Motor Car Co. 



SAN FRANCISCO: 

Golden Gate CBh Van Ness Aves. 



LOS ANGELES: 
116-118 East Third St. 



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1906 
Models 



BETTER THAN EVER 



Thos. B, Jeffery;* Co. 1331 Market Street, S. F. 



Special Sales Department 

AUTOMOBILES AND SUNDRIES 



HEADQUARTERS- 

Automobile Clothing for Men and Women. 

ROOS BROS., 
Goggles, Hoods, Robes, Etc. Kearny at Post. 



$650. Account departure, auto, car, good order; fully equipped. Box 
25, News Letter. 

WANXED—Pope Toledo Touting Oar; must be in good condition 
and reasonable. Box 0. News Letter, 

FOR SALE— A White Steam Touring Car, in perfect condition. A 
snap. $l,ooo. Address Box 30, News Letter. 

FOB. SALE— $1500. An '05 side-entrance Winton touring car, used 
one month. Box 2, News Letter. 

FOR SALE.— Runabouts and touring cars to close out all sec- 
ond hand cars; no reasonable offer .refused. Fred A. Jacobs, 1331 
Market street. 

WANTED—Runabout, 2 cylinder; must be in good condition. State 
price. Box 10, News Letter. 

EAMES TRICYCLE CO.— Tricycle Chairs, Invalid's Rolling 
Chairs. Chairs sold, rented, exchanged. Automobile repairing, 
2018 Market street. 



Hotels and Garages En Route From San Francisco to 
Los Angeles. 



SAN JOSE:— Hotel Yendome. Rendezvous for automobiles. Bathing 
Pavilion ; commodious garage ; gasoline at all hours. 

SALINAS:— Hotel Bartlin. B. Lapieire, Prop. Headquarters for automo- 
biles; French chef ; best accomodations ; American and Euro- 
pean plan. Rates, $2.00 per day and upwards. 

SANTA BARBARA:— Hotel Potter. Objective point for autoists. North 
and Bouth. Par excellence. Rates $3 per day and upwards; 
automobile garage, gasoline, etc. at all hours. 

LOS 0L1V0S:— Hotel Los Olivos- Midway between Santa Barbara and 
Ban Luis Obispo. Firstelass in all respects; auto parties run- 
ning between Ban Francisco and Los Angeles all atop here 
Good shooting and fishing during seasons. 

LOS ANOELES:— Geo. P. Moore Co.. Inc., 701 Main street, accessories. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 13, 1906 



TIPS GO TO THE RACE TRACK 



The hotel clerk unburdened his soul to me. "Bell 
boys," he said, "are the bane of my life. There are 
good ones among them, but they are scarce. The 
country is full of tramp bell boys, who stay in one 
town only long enough to get money to Hit to another. 
And meantime their eyes are open and their fingers 
ready for anything worth picking up. This hotel paid 
out over $700 within a short time last year for over- 
coats and valises stolen from the check-room. The 
bell boys used to sneak them out and pass them to 
confederates, f found where the trouble lay and dis- 
charged seven boys, llie trouble diminished after 
that, but 1 have to keep my eyes on them all the time. 

"And they are constantly grafting for tips," he said. 
"They are inordinately greedy. Une day last week 
a guest here had a bottle of soda sent up to his wife, 
and gave the bell boy ten cents to deliver it. What 
do you think happened ? The wife gave him an- 
other dime when he delivered it, and he took it with- 
out a murmur. 

"This tipping is awful," said the clerk, who was 
now thoroughly wound up. "I know of one waiter 
here who made as high as eighteen dollars a day. And 
where does it go? Races." Nearly all waiters and bell- 
boys play the races. So next time you give a tip, re- 
member that it's a ten to one shot the bookmaker gets 
it." 



WHERE IS THE POINT OF SEPARATION? 

He is a master in the school of athletic discrimina- 
tion and color values, who can locate the exact spoL 
in the harmony of light and shade at which red hair 
gracefully assumes the hue of auburn, or designates 
the one point at which auburn begins to degenerate 
into red, so fine and narrow is the thread of separa- 
tion. It is like the meeting of the waters where the 
one forgets that it ever was the other, or like as thick 
mist when it changes into gentle rain, or like as the 
notes of the fog horn as they merge into the coarse 
voice of the exhausted political jawsmith, or like as 
the white caps of the Pacific when they clasp the 
waves of Golden Gate in the embrace of loving one- 
ness, or like as the passing of a Schmitz-Ruef admin- 
istration into the arms of a Ruef-Schmitz administra- 
tion. The fiddler was and :s. The buss was and is. 
Where did the one leave off and the other begin? 
From the view-point of the spoils of victory there is 
no point 01 separation. They are of one hue. In the 
long ago the one made bricks without straw in the 
Valley of the Nile. In the long ago the other made 
mud pies and played upon a corn-stalk fiddle in the 
Valley of the Rhine. By the laws of gravitation and 
affinity they came West to a common point as steel 
filings come to a loadstone — a political magnetic cen- 
ter of graft, division and silence, where the blending 
of the red and the auburn is seen in the shadows of 
the dark lantern of stolen opportunity. 



-Oysters, chops, steaks, and the best of every- 



thing else can be found at Moraghan's, in the Cali- 
fornia Market. The cooking is excellent, service de- 
lightful. Merchants' luncheon, 25 cents. 



Dentist, 8 
extracting. 



Dr. Decker 

Specialty "Colton Gas ' for painless teeth 



CALIFORNIANS 
GOING EAST 



Have the opportunity of seeing their own Coast 
Line, SANTA BARBARA, LOS ANGELES, 
EL PASO, HOUSTON, NEW ORLEANS, 
MOBILE, ATLANTA, the Old South at its best 
time by taking the SUNSET PIEDMONT AIR 
LINE. No extra expense. The very best ser- 
vice through. Ask or send for information. 



Phil ft. Gordon 

Pacific Coast Pass. Agent 

633 MarKet St., S. 



Gentlemen and ladies contemplating suicide 

will confer a favor upon the community by passing 
by on the other side of Golden Gate Park and doing 
the business where the undertow of the Pacific ma)' 
plav the undertaker. 



Headquarters for Progressive Chiropody 

DRS. BROWN 6, LEANER 

SUBGEON CHIROPODISTS 

Removes corns entirely whole (painless) without knlf*. bun- 
ions and ingrowing nails cured by a special and palnleaa 
treatment. 

Hours: 9 to 6 p. m. Saturdays 9 to 6 and 8 to 10 p. m 

6 GEA'Ry STREET 

Phone Black 2702. Junction Geary and Kearny 



Mothers, be sure and use "Mrs. Wlnslow's Southing Syrup" 

for y»ur children while teething. 



DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
Humboldt Savings Bank. 

For the half year ending December 3ist, 1905 a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of three and sixty one-hundredtha (8.60) per centner 
annum on deposits, free of all taxes, payable on and after Tuesday, 
January 2nd, 1806. 

W- E. PALMER. Cashier. 

OlTlee- G26 Market street, opp. Palace Hotel. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 

Hibernia Savings and Loan Society. 

At a regular meeting ol the board of directors of this society held 
this day a dividend has been declared at the rate of three and one- 
half IS 1-2) per cent per annum on ail deposits for the six months end- 
ing December 31.1906. tree from all taxes and payable on and after 
January 2. 19U6, ROBERT J. TOlilN. Secretary. 

Oillee— Corner .Market. McAllister and Jones streets. 

San Francisco. December 29. 1905. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
French Savings Bank, 

For the half year ending December 81, luoB, a dividend has been de 
clured at the rate of three and one-half (3 1-21 per cent per annum on 
all deposits, free of tuxes, payable un or after January i. i\»»\. 

LEON BOCyUEKAZ. Secretary. 

Ofllce— 315 Montgomery street. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
The Central Trust Company of California. 

For the half year ending DecemberSl, 19U5. a dividend has been de- 
clared oa the deposits In the savings departments of this bank, as fol- 
lows: On term deposits at the rate of 3 0-10 per cent per annum and 
on ordinary deposits at the rate of 3 1-2 per cent per annum, payable 
on and alter Tuesday. January 2. i90ii. 

HENRY BRUNNER. Cashier. 

Ofllce— 42 Montgomery St.. cor. of Butter. 

DIVIDEND NOTICE. 
California Safe Deposit and Trust Company. 

For the six months ending December 31, 1905. dividends nave 
been declared on the deposits in the savings department of this 
company as follows: On term deposits at. the rate of 2 6-10 per 
cent per annum, and on ordinary deposits at the rate of 3>£ per 
cent per annum, free of taxes, and payable on and after Tuesday, 
January 2, 1906. J. DALZELL BROWN, Manager. 

Office— Corner California and Montgomery Streets. 



January 13, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



33 




FULFILLMENT. 

Br Louise B«*tt* Kdwards in Hitrper'** Monthly 

"Hi'! gray 1 >M Man, I am come at last ! 

They plighted me to you long: years agone. 
Come, open your door with the damps sealed fast, 
■lie. show me your face, with the death-mark 
wan. 
Haste, feeble fingers that fail at the latch, 
In burden of years I am your match: 
Not mine the fault for the long delay — 
In thorns and tangles they hid the way." 

"Hail, gray old Woman! I know you not; 

But draw your chair — though the hearth is cold. 
"You were invited?' — Ah, I've forgot; 

The brain wears dull as the blood grows old. 
There was but one whom my thought recalls, 
Whom I prayed to visit within these walls, 
When her face had bloom and my hearth had fire — " 
"I am she," she said — "your Heart's Desire." 

THE DEATH OF ELOISE. 

By Theodosia Garrison In Appleton'i Booklover's magazine 

Surely your life draws hourly near to mine. 

But yet a little and my hands shall lie 
Close in your own, the while earth mistily 
Fades like a cloud against the sunset line. 
Have we not waited, bravely desolate, 
Telling our rosaries of patient tears 
Climbing these endless stairs of barren years 
Niched by those pallid priests who bade, us wait? 
Have we not toiled each to his separate height? 
At last our paths approach, and suddenly 
One space shall hold us both, and there shall be 
A sound of singing from the shattered night: 

And, full against the dawn, God's saints aghast 

Shall watch us cling and laugh and sob, "At last !" 

IMPASSE. 

By Cecilia Loftua in Metropolitan Magazine 

What a grim thing it is ! That you and I, 
So intimate, so bound by every tie, 
Can never read each other's secret thought, 
Must be contented with the glimpse we've caught ! 
Can face each other calmly, eye to eye, 
And with our souls protesting, speak a lie ; 
That while you wound me with indifference 
Or cruel words, or meagre recompense, 
Your heart with love for me may be aglow — 
Yet — looking in your eyes — I cannot know! 

THIS WORLD. 

By Edith M. Thomas in Harper's Magazine 

There may be Other Worlds to greet, 

When here I've said my last Good Night; 

But, ah ! this World, so good, so sweet — 
How change for any in the Height? 

Its pictures on the folded eye, 

Within the muted heart its name: 

And my soul afar, a wandering sigh, — 

"Oh, World, dear World from whence I came !" 



HOTELS 



HOTEL ST. FRANCIS 

SUNDAY EVENING TABLE D'HOTE 

will be served in the white and gold room every Sunday 
evening at 6:30 o'clock 

$2.50 PER PLATE HVBER'S ORCHESTRA 

Table reservations should be made with the Maitre D'Hotel 



Hotel Richelieu Hotel Granada 



1012-16 Van Neia Ave. 



N. W. in, Sutter tt Hyde Sti. 



Finest Family Hotels on the Coast 



NEW GRAND HOTEL 

BRiADWAYand3lstST..NEW YORK CITY 
IN THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING. FIREPROOF 

European Plan 500 Booms 300 with Bath. 

RATES: 
Single Rooms— one person In a room $1 lO'per day and upwards, 
two persons In ■ room SI. SO per day and upwards. 
" with bath, one person In a room $2.00 per day and upwards. 
" " with baih, two persons In a room $3.10 per day and upwards. 

Cafe and Ladies' Restaurant run under liberal management 
—popular prices — club breakfasts, 60c. Music every evening 
for dinner and after the theatre. One of the most homelike 
and best located hotels in New York. Beautifully appointed 
ladies' reception and drawing room on ground floor. 



HURLBERT GRAND HOTEL CO. 



Geo P Hjrlbert, Pres. 



SPEND THE WEEK END 

The present days of winter and of early spring make up the best 
time of the year at Hotel Del Monte down by the sea, near old 
MoDterey. The incomparable golf links were never in better 
condition. The oiled roads are superb for automobiling and fish- 
ing and sailing on the bay form an ever-present delight. Del 
Monte 's not alone for the ultra-fashionable, but is getting to be 
more and more the popular resort of all Californians and tourists 
never pass it by. Special round trip tickets between Ban Fran- 
cisco and Del Monte, good Friday to Monday inolusive, including 
two days' board at the hotel, $10. For more details, apply infor- 
mation Bureau, 631 Market street. 

AT HOTEL DEL MONTE 



For Those Who Appreciate Comfort and Attention 

OCCIDENTAL HOTEL 

SAN FRANCISCO 

American and European Flan. A Quiet Home 
Centrally Located. George Warren Hooper, Lenta 



"tBUSUL^ NEW RUSS HOUSE —^SSS&tt 

'"" ' * OHA8. NEWMAN CO.. Propa. . 

Convenient to oil car lines, places of amusement, and prominent buildings. A hotel o' 
unexcelled service. European, 81 per day upward: American. 82 per day upward. Special 
rates to families The famouB Ruaa a la carta dinners., 76c. The table is supplied with 
products direct from Mr. Newman's ranch. Mercantile Lunch, 87 per month. 



DnilCUCC For barbers, bakers, bootblacks, bath-hou»e«. 
KKllinr 1 laundriea. paper-haneers. printers, painters. 
LMlUhJllLnJ billiard tables, brewers, book-binders, o»ndy- 
makers, oanners, dyers, flour-mills, foundries, shoe factorial. 
■table men, tar-roofers, tanners, tailors, etc 

BUCHANAN BROTHERS 

BRUSH MFRS. 609 Sacramento St., S. F. Tel. M»in 5fill 



34 SAN FRANCISCO 

BANKING. 

The San Francisco National Bank 

Southeast corner of Sansome and Pine St3., San Francisco. 
James K. Wilson, President; Wm. Pierce Johnson, Vice-Presi- 
dent; C. K. Mcintosh, Vice-President; F. W. Wolfe, Cashier; 

C. L. Davis, Assistant Cashier. 

Oapttal, *i .000.000. Surplus and Undivided Profits. $326,000. 

Directors— William Pierce Johnson, William J. Dutton, Geo. A. 

Pope. C. S. Benedict, George Aimer Newhall, W. H. Talbot, H. 

D. Morton. C. K. Mcintosh, James K. Wilson. 

Agents— in ew York— Hanover National Bank, Chemical National 
Bank. Boston— National Shawmut Bank. Philadelphia — Drexel 
& Co. Chicago— Continental National Bank. St. Louis— Mechan- 
ics' National Bank. Denver — National Bank of Commerce. Kan- 
sas City— First National Bank. London— Brown, Shipley & Co. 
Paris— Morgan. Harjes & Co. Dresdner Bank, Berlin. 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which Is amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia. 
HEAD OFFICE— TORONTO. 
Paid-tin Capital. tw.ooo.ooo Reserve Fund, w.eoo.ooo 

Aggregate Resources, over $98.<xhi ooo. 
HON. GEORGE A. COX, President. 
B. E. WALKER, General Manager. Alex. Laird, Asst. Gen. Mgr. 
LONDON OFFICE— 60 Lombard St., E. C. 
NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlln, Cranbrook, 
Fernle. Greenwood. Kamloops. Ladysmlth, Nanalmo. Nelson, 
New Westminister. Penticton. Princeton. Vancouver and Victoria. 
IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 
IN UNITED STATES— Portlanu. Seattle and Skagway (Alaska). 
Also 12 ot her ('ranches, covering the principal points in Alberta. 
Saskatchewan. Manitoba and Eastern Canni]:i 
BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of 
Scotland, Lloyds' Bank, Ltd. The Union of London and Smith's 
Bank. Ltd. 
AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 
AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 

San Francisco Office 325 California Street. 

A. KA1NS. Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Asst. Manager. 

London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 

N. W. COR. SANSOME AND SUTTER STS. 
Subscribed Capital. S2.5O0.0O0. Paid-up CapltaU2,000,000 

Reserve Fund. $1,150,000. 
Head Office — 10 Threadneedle St., London, E. C. 
AGENTS— New York— Agencv of the London, arls and Ameri- 
can Bank, Limited. No. 10 Wall street, N. Y. ; Paris— Messrs. 
Lazard Freres & Cle., 17 Boulevard Polssonlere. Draw direct 
on the principal cities of the world. Commercial and Travelers' 
credits Issued. 

SIG. GREENEBAUM. Manager; H. S. GREEN, Sub-Manager; 
R. ALTSCHUL, Cashier. 

Continental Building & Loan Association 

Established In 1889. OF CALIFORNIA. 

301 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Subscribed Capital $17,000,000 

Paid-in Capital 3,500,000 

Profit and Reserve Fund 450,000 

Interest paid on deposits at the rate of 6 per cent per annum 
on term and 5 per cent on ordinary deposits. 

Dr. Washington Dodge, President; William Corbln, Secretary 
and General Manager. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

710 Market St., Opposite Third. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,000,000 

Paid-up Capital 300,000 

Surplus. 320.000 

Deposits. January 1. loos 10.218,801 

JAMES D. PHELAN. President; S. G. MURPHY. Vice-Presi- 
dent; JAMES A. HOOPER. Vice-President; GEORGE A. STORY. 
Cashier; C. B. HOBSON. Assistant Cashier. 

Directors — James D. Phelan, S. G. Murphy, John A. Hooper, 
James Moffitt. Frank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph 
Spreckels, James M. McDona.d, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co., or 
exchange on city banks. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

526 CALIFORNIA ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 

Guaranteed Capital and Surplus f-2, 626.763. 61 

Capital actually paid-up In cash 1,000.000 

Dpipopits. December sn. io05 30,112.812.82 

F. Tillman, Jr., President; Daniel Meyer, First Vice-President; 
Emil Rohte. Second Vice-President; A. H. R. Schmidt, Cashier; 
William Herrmann, Asst. Cashier; George Tourney, Secretary: 
A. H. Muller. As^t. Secretary: W. 8. Gondfellow, General Attorney. 

Directors— F. Tillman, Jr.. DiDiel Meyer. Emil Kohte. Ign. Steln- 
hart. I. N. Walter, N Ohlandt J. W. Van Bergen. E, T. Kruse, W. 8. 
Gondfellow. 

Central Trust Company of California 

42 i,cOntgomery St.. San Francisco, Cal. 

Authorized Capital $3,000,000 

Paid-up Capital and Reserve 1,725,000 

Authorized to act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian or 
Trustee. Check accounts solicited. Legal depository for money 
In Probate Court proceedings. Interest paid on. Trust Deposits 
and Savings, Investments carefully selecteu. 



NEWS LETTER. January 13, 1906 

THE CHAPERON 



The chaperon was the most notable member of the 
Bachelors' Club. While this may seem one of the 
most amazing conditions of an up-to-date existence, 
it is nevertheless a fact. The chaperon was always 
present. The boys never sat down to dinner without 
her. They never told a story out of her sight — in the 
club. Nor was the club a "goody-goody" club, but 
there was a swing in the freedom of things that made 
it dear to the bachelors. 

Doubtless you are distressed over the character 
of the chaperon. No well-regulated friend and guide 
of debutantes would ever dine alone in the company 
of men. The chaperon did. That was her stunt. All 
who knew her loved her, which is saying a great deal. 
She was the gentlest, most modest of living creatures. 
Her voice, so tender and true, produced a spell in 
itself. She never went out of the club — one of the 
strangest features of her existence. 

I will enlighten you as to this truly unique but real 
chaperon. Her outward form was a phonograph. She 
had been spoken into by a true and tender voice, and 
when wanted said but one thing. She never said 
a thing else. Her chaperoning duties ran as follows : 

John Dibble sat down to dinner one day and be- 
gan : "That Ethel Blake has about the meanest dispo- 
sition of any girl I know. She is selfish " At 

which cue one of the boys turned on the chaperon. 
She spoke thusly : 

"She has never said anything mean or unkind of 
you. She never talks behind your back. She always 
speaks well of you/' And Dibble was all in for the 
evening. 

There was no knocking of women in that club. 

Sometimes the chaperon delivered her oration sev- 
eral times during dinner. She was always an effective 
silencer. 

The girls should bid for husbands trained by the 
chaperon. 

Since the convening of the present session of 

Congress one lone member from the mountain dis- 
trict of Tennessee has introduced 350 bills. Evidently 
he thinks he knows of a lot of things that are spoiling 
for the want of legislation. 

Gentlemen of the hold-up fraternity in San 

Francisco seem to entertain only contempt for the 
police. But on the other hand, the police have such 
contempt for the gentlemen of the fraternity that 
they take no notice of them. Honors are easy. 

Market street, San Francisco, is the most cos- 
mopolitan thoroughfare in the world, and the range 
of specimen pedestrians is from angel, man and wo- 
man, to those who evidently ran away from the zoo. 

The glorious weather of last Christmas contin- 
ues from day to day, with an occasional interruption 
by a refreshing rain. But that is the kind of winter 
weather San Francisco keeps in stock all the time. 

In Swain's newly fitted up dining room, 200 

Post street, shoppers and others can find a delicious 
luncheon, attractively served in pleasant surround- 
ings, with a varied menu from which to select. 

So long as oratorical pyrotechnics arc allowed. 

Congress will be burdened with political jawsmiths. 

Allen's Press Clipping Bureau, SO California street, San 

Francisco, deals In all kinds of newspaper Information, business, 
personal. poUUcal, from press of Stats, coast and country. Tel. 
Main 1043. 



January 13, 1906 

TOO SHORT 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 
A DAY 



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Although fighting might and main >■ »r an eight- 
hour day, many workingmen, even those I" 
unions, arc making a regular busiti king work 

lours, apparently finding time han 
heavy on their hands. Although conceded by many 
employers, the eight hour day is evidently t<>" short 
lor the really industrious nun. who want to <\<> more 
work, and to secure it go to places other than those 
at which they are regularly employed, and there work 
over time. 

The result is that the employer who has granted 
the eight-hour day sutlers. His men work the eight 
hours for him. then go and work several hours more 
for somebody else, with the result thai when the\ 
return to work the next day they are tired and do 
indifferent work fur their regular employer, instead 
of being refreshed by hours of rest and recreation. 
In other words they serve two masters, neither of 
them well. 

In Washington, D. C, the employers of printers 
have protested against this practice, which con- 
stitutes competition against them growing out of their 
own liberality. The Columbia Typographical Union 
of that city has seen the justice of the protest, and 
for the purpose of equity has forbidden members of 
the union to do such competing work out of regular 
hours, under pain of fine ranging from five to fifty 
dollars. 

If men wish the eight-hour day in order to have 
time to refresh themselves for the purpose of doing 
more efficient work during the eight hours, that is 
one thing. If, however, they want the eight-hour 
day in order that they may, at its close, go to some 
other employer, that is another. If they wish to work 
overtime, they should do it for their regular employer, 
and if they find eight hours too short a working day, 
then the :laim for it is a false one. 



AMATEURS WILL PLAY. 

A most interesting programme is announced for the 
first concert of the third season of the Minetti Orches- 
tra. 1 he concert will take place January 26th at 
Native bons' Hall, 414 Mason street. This organiza- 
tion, though composed of amateurs, through the effi- 
ciency and untiring zeal of the leader, Mr. Minetti, 
combined with the conscientious effort of the orches- 
tra itself, has achieved results which would be a credit 
to professionals. Mr. J. S. Wanrell, basso, will be the 
soloist, and Mr. Carlo Gentile accompanist. Tickets 
will be on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s on and after 
January 24th. 

Fresh Milt 
is always obtainable. Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk 
is absolutely pure cow's milk combined with the finest grade 
of granulated sugar. For sale at your grocers. Avoid un- 
known brands. 




An established practice and clientele of 
over twenty years in fitting the eyes with 
glasses is our guarantee to 

YOU 

Artificial Eyes and Hearing Apparatus 

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NEAR SUTTER OPR OCCIDENTAL HOTEL 

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The way to start a boom in the life insurance 

business is to put officers on guard in whom the pub- 
lic lias implicit confidence, together with an expert 
accounting at least three times a year. And the 
way to secure such confidence is by landing the old 
in the penitentiary. 



BANKING. 



Security Savings Bank 

31fi Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Authorized Capital Jl.000,000 

Paid-up Capital 600.00U 

Surplus and Undivided Pmflta 280.000 

Bunking by mall a specialty. 

Dire. tors-William Bnt.i-r.nk. P. T, Ahhot. O D. Baldwin. J08 
D. Grant. K .1- McCutchen. L. Y. -Jonteagle, R. H. Pease, wir- 
ri>n D. Clark. James L. Flood. J. A. Donohoe, John Parrott. 
Jacob Stern. 

The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 

HEAD OFFIGE--1S Austin Friars. London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized. $G,OOn,ono Paid-up. Sl.Ron.noo 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, *70u.onn 

The bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
teleLrrarliie transfers, a^d issues letters of credit available through- 
out the world, flpnds bills for collection. loans money, buys and sells 
exchange and bullion. 

IGN. STEINHART. P. N. LTLIENTHAL. Managers. 
T. FRIEDLANDER, Cashier. 



Member Stock and Bond Exchange. 


J. C. Wilson 


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488 California Street, San Francisco 


Telephone Main 535. KOHL BUILDING 



Murphy, Grant & Co. 

Importers of staple and fancy dry goods Manufacturers of 
furnishing goods. Patentees and sole manufacturers of 
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Gloves, suspenders, laces, ribbons, dress goods, velvets, 
silk, flannels, oil cloths, cottons, linens, etc. Blankets, 
calicoes, umbrellas, cutlery, shawls, notions, smokers' 
articles, stationery, underwear, hosiery, white goods. 

Cor. Sansome and Bash Sts., S. F. 



"A great deal in a little space."— The Press, 

THE 
FOUR-TRACK 

SERIES 

This is the title of a series of books of travel and 
education issued by the Passenger Department of the 

NEW YORK CENTRAL LINES 

These small books are filled with information re- 
garding the best modes of travel and the education 
that can best be obtained by travel. 

They relate specifically to the great resorts of 
America— -to trips to the islands of the sea and around 
the world. They also contain numerous illustrations 
and new and accurate maps of the country described, 

"A copy of the 52 page illustrated Catalogue 
of the "Four-Track Series" will be sent free, 
upon receipt of postage stamp by George H. 
Daniels, Manager Advertising Department. 
Room 333, New York Central Lines, Grand Cen- 
tral Station, New York. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 





January 13, 1906 



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TAUGHT AT 

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This system places the study of music on a truly psychological 
and educational basis: hence the drudgery is eliminated, and the 
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The Fletcher Music Method has completely revolutionized the 
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Pianoforte. Organ. Harmony and Composition 
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Man walks t lie earth. 
Tin- qruintessence ol duut i 

Books, rroin tin- ashes of his mirth. 

Minlncss and sorrow, seem 

'I'm draw the elixir of some rarer gust: 

Or. like the Stone of Alchemy t ranamnte. 

Lif»-'s cheating dross to golden truth of dreams. 

—John Todhunter. 



Every young man starting out in life — also, most 
grown men who started years ago — will find profit- 
able reading in a book with the terse title of "Ready 
Money," written by George H'. Knox. It is a series 
oi sound, succinct business maxims; a guide book tc 
the formation of the kind of character that succeeds. 
While necessarily didactic, its teachings are con- 
veyed in pleasant, chatty style, nearly every sentence 
being a sound maxim. The book devotes its chapters 
to such vital subjects as getting started in life; the 
value of invincible determination, courage, confidence, 
making up one's mind, self-mastery and being busi- 
ness-like. 

Here are a few typical extracts : 

"Only half-doing things is the ruination of multi- 
tudes. The world is crowded with people who don't 
do all they can. Half-hearted success is whole- 
hearted failure. The man who puts only half his 
energy into his work finds that it is the other half 
that counts." 

"The average man can make a success, but he does 
not — not one that is worth talking about. There 
are several reasons for this, the principal one being 
that he doesn't know that he can make a success. He 
hasn't discovered himself. He doesn't know that it 
doesn't take any more energy to do the thing for a 
lifetime than to do it just for now." 

"A man isn't going to have the success he de- 
serves if he lets his energy all run to spite thoughts, 
or even allows part of it to run to spite or hate, or 
any of the other vices that weaken. Every business 
man — yes, and every other man — has little, short- 
sighted people to deal with ; let those people 'chew the 
rag' if they want to, but for the man who expects to 
do things, life is too short to wrangle." 

"Because your firm wishes to be generous and ap- 
preciative, don't assume that you are the whole thing. 
Stay down on the ground. Dbn't become intoxicated. 
For that kind of intoxication is usually fatal. When 
a man is told that he is one of the best representa- 
tives the firm ever had, it is sometimes unwise to 
think too long on the subject. Better go ahead and 
make good." 

"Doing a little thinking in the right direction means 
promotion and success." 

The book is prefaced by encomiums by the late 
Tohn Hav, E. T. JefFery, Admiral Dewey. Secretary 
Wilson, W. J. Bryan, Alexander H. Revell, Marshall 
P. Wilder, and other successful men. 

Personal Help Publishing Co. Des Moines, Iowa. 
• • • 

The Oakland Enquirer's New Year's issue is 

one of the best editions of a daily paper ever printed 
on either side of San Francisco Bay. It is compre- 
hensive, thorough, readable and attractive in every 



January 13, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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way. It has a handsome cover, on heavy paper. 

lie illustrations of high quality. 

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Hie Sunset for January i-; very attractive, 

of meat for the reader and pleasing to the eye of tl"' 

The Western atmosphere abounds in it. and 

among its contributors are lames I-'. I. Archibald, A. 

I. Wells, ("Catherine (.'handler. Gilson Willets, Rate 

A. Hall. 1". M. Sheridan, Edwin Emerson, lr. 

• • • 

The Midwinter number of the Los Ang 

Times this year surpasses all previous editions of the 
kind gotten up by that up-to-date paper. It has a 
regular news section of 24 pages, in addition to 
which there are 216 pages of miscellaneous matter, 
making 240 pages in all of carefully selected matter, 
all readable, and much of it valuable for filing away 
for reference. 



A CONFUSION OF NAMES. 

As an unfortunate result of its pirating a name so 
similar to that of a remedy of acknowledged efficacy, 
the thoroughly discredited nostrum known as Liquo- 
zone has done harm to the former which it will take 
some time to repair. 

There is a valuable medicine, called Hydrozone, 
which has been long recognized by physicians in good 
standing as a useful one. By taking a name so 
similar to this, the Liquozone has, in its exposure, 
been confused in the minds of many with the effica- 
cious, honest, legitimate medicine, and has caused 
doubt to be cast upon the latter. Hydrozone and 
Liquozone are entirely different things. Liquozone 
has been revealed as a deleterious, spurious fraud up- 
on the public, while Hydrozone is still a standard rem- 
edy for certain ailments, and not the quack panacea 
which Liquozone has been demonstrated to be. 

Through an unhappy error, a recent issue of an 
Eastern periodical, which has done good work in ex- 
posing the deceptive patent medicines, made certain 
strictures upon Hydrozone. The same periodical has 
lately come forth with an acknowledgment that ex- 
plains how the error was made. 

Hydrozone is a good, decent, proprietary medicine. 
Liquozone is under the ban. 

The ghost of Joe Smith, the inventor of Mor- 

monism, ought to be satisfied now that the tallest 
granite shaft in the United States towers above the 
prophet's old home in Vermont, which goes to show 
that all the fools are not dead nor all the idiots in 
the insane asylum. 

Old carpets and draperies are thoroughly 

renovated and made to look as good and fresh as 
new at Spaulding's Carpet Cleaning Works, 353 Te- 
hama street. By a new process the fabrics are made 
to look bright, the old colors restored and the faded 
appearance removed. 

-(An attractive array of Japanese art goods may 



be found at George T. Marsh's store, 214 Post street. 
The stock is varied, carefully selected, and of the 
finest quality. 

One of the best and most popular restaurants 

in this city is the Vienna Cafe and Bakery, 133 O'Far- 
rell street. Newly decorated dining room : excellent 
cuisine ; fine service ; popular prices. 

Testa Briquettes, the popular domestic fuel, are only $7.50 

per ton; half ton, $4; quarter ton, $2. Pull weight guaranteed. In 
economy, cleanliness and heat producing qualities, Briquettes 
are superior to coal. Sold only Dy the Tesla Coal Company, 10th 
and Channel. 'Phone South 95. 



The guarantee of the "Clicquot Quality" of every bottle of 

Vve. CLICQUOT Champagne 



Uln this LABEL: 

Refuse 
substitutes. 




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SOLE AOENTS FOB THE PACIFIC- COAST. 



$20 BUYS A $25 SUIT 

The headline tells the story In a nutshell. Tou 
can get a $25 suit to your order for $20. This 
reduction Is made to get you in touch with our in- 
stallment plan, by which you can buy a Suit, Over- 
coat or Pants made to order at cash prices for 

$1*00 ^SSL 
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SUNBEAMS 

Stolen from Thieves. 

"Lightning sure acts very 

strange." "Yes?" "Yes; a streak 
of it came in our kitchen door yes- 
terday, struck two chairs and the 
table, ran around the dining-room, 
up the stairs, tore through every 
up-stairs room, and finally went 
out of the window. 1 near died 
laughing." "You must have 
thought it was funny?" "Yes; it 
reminded me of how pa acts when 
grandma is after him." 

Patient (to pretty nurse) — 

Will you be my wife when I re- 
cover? Pretty Nurse — Certainly. 
Patient — Then you love me? 
Pretty Nurse — Oh, no ; that's 
merely a part of the treatment. I 
must keep my patients cheerful. I 
promised this morning to run away 
with a married man who had lost 
both his legs. 

"Your honor," said the at- 
torney, "this man's insanity takes 
the form of a belief that ever)' one 
wants to rob him. He won't allow 
even me, his counsel, to approach 
him." "Maybe he's not so crazy, af- 
ter all," murmured the Court in a 
judicial whisper. 

The College Boy — Dad, 1 

think I'll tackle Wall street game 
as soon as I get my sheepskin. The 
Old Mjan (dryly)— Well, I believe 
that's the proper apparel for young 
men in that district. — Puck. 

The Reporter — Do you 

think football rules should be re- 
vised? The Coach — Sure thing! 
You may quote me as strongly 
condemning biting in clinches and 
kicking below the neck. — Puck. 

"You shouldn't treat your 

boy so harshly; you'll break his 
spirit." "Well, he'll probably get 
married some time, and he might 
as well have it broken now!" 

"My dear Mrs. Sharp," said 

the Rev. Pondrus-Tawker, "why 
do you not induce your husband to 
come to church with you?" "Oh, 
my gracious! It would never do 
in the world. He snores terribly." 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

SINGING. 

The high soprano sings of love, 

As sings the nightingale ; 
The tenor sings of stars above, 

The baritone of ale. 
The coryphee with golden hair 

Is singing of champagne ; 
The cabman waiting for a fare 

Is singing in the rain. — Puck. 

"Did Burlington marry some 

one of his own station?" 'No; an 
Olsonhurst lady. The next station 
out, you know." — Puck. 

"Pat, for a woman of her 

figure, your wife has remarkable 
poise." "Yis, sor. They're th' bist 
( )i iver tasted." 

Doctor (who has just met a 

former patient) — Good morning. 
How are you feeling to-day? Miss 
Wise — If I should tell you, doctor, 
would vou charge me anvthing?" 



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OFFICE, RIALTO BUILDING 



SAN FRANCISCO. CAL' 
WORKS -LINCOLN. CAL. 



January 13, 1906 

Editor — /I'm surprised that 

Nuritch didn't want any notice in 
our society column about his go- 
ing to Europe. Reporter — Well, 
you see, he wants to give the im- 
pression that he's so swell now 
that his going to Europe shouldn't 
excite any comment at all." 



"You have deceived me 

cruelly."" "How so?" "You prom- 
ised to love me forever, and now 
I find you carrying on with another 
man." "Cheer up, George, I'm go 
ing to deceive him too." 



"Isn't it queer how quickly 

some people develop?" "Yes; there 
is Miss Flabbyson, for instance. 
She was a bud only a year ago, and 
now she 4 is a full-blown wall 
flower." 




Trains leare and are da 
to arrive at 

, SAN FRANCISCO 

[ockhsskas " 

Fbom December 26, 1905 

Fkrhy Depot 
LCl^ X^ (Foot of Market Street.) 

"Tbatb - MAIN LINE. — ARKJTM* 

7-00A El mtra, Vaeaviiic. Winter*, Kumsey 7-48P 

7.00a Klcbmond. Benlcla, Sacramento, 

SuIsud and Way Stations 728P 

7-40a Vallejo. Napa, Callstoga, Santa 

Hosa, Martinez. San Ramon 6-08P 

7.40aNIIi;b, Pleasanton, Llvermore, 

Tracy. Latbrop, Stockton 7.28P 

8.00a Shaslu Cxpreaa— (Via Da via), 
Williams, Willows. tFrnto. Ked 
BlurT, Portland. Tacouia, Seattle. 7.48P 

8.00a Davis, Woodland. Knights Landing, 

Marysvllle. Orovllle 7-48P 

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Stock tOD, Newman. Lob Ban<>s, 
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8 20a Port Costa. Latbrop, Merced. Mo- ' *■««"" 
denlo, Fresno. Hanford. Vlsalla, 
Bakerslleld 4.48* 

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ton (1 Milton). Valley Spring, 
lone. Sacramento. Plnccrvllle, 
Colfax. Marysvllle, Ked Bluff.... 4.08p 

8 40a O.ikdale. Chinese, Jamestown. 

Sonora, To. -limine and Angela... 4-08p 

9 P0* Atlantic Express— Ogden ami Fast. 4.28P 
9 40 a Richmond, Port Costa. M n r t Inez 

and Way Stations (tConcunl) 6 48p 

10 20a Vallejo. Dally Napa, Sunday only 7-48P 
10 20a Lob Angeles Passenger — Port 
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Chicago. 7.08P 

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Chicago. Denver. Kansas CI tv ... 5-48P 

11 40aNM'-s. SanJoseand Way Stations. 248p 
tl OOpSacrainento River Steamers (11 00p 

3 20pP""'| Costn. Martinez, Byron. Tracy, 

Modesto. Merced, Fresno 12.06? 

3 40p Benlcla, \\ Inters. Sacramento, 
Woodland. Knights Landing. 
Marysvllle and Oiovllle 10.48a 

3 40p Hay ward. N Ilea, ami Way Stations 7 4Bp 

4 00p Vul 1 1' Jo. Martinez. San Ramon. 

Napa, t'allstoga, Sautn Hosa 9.28A 

4 OOpNIIcb. Tracy. Stockton. Lodl. 10 28a 

4.40P Hay ward, Nllos. irvlngtou. San) 18 48a 

Jose. Llvermore 1 111.48a 

6.00pThe Owl Limited — Newman. Lob 

Banos, Mendota. Fresno, Tulare, 

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B.OOPGolden State Limited -El Paso, 

Kansas City, St. Louis and 

C nlcago 8 4 8a 

t5-20p Hay want. Nil-sand San .lose 7.08a 

6 20p Vallejo, Port Costa. Benlcla, Sul- 

sun, Sacramento 11 28a 

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nlcla. Sulsiin, Elm Ira, Dixon, 
DavtB, Sacramento, Bnzen, Tono- 
pali, fjoldotsld and Heeler 7.08a 

7. 00p Vallejo. Crockett and Way Sta- 
tions. Sunday only 11.28a 

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run i en in, Marysvllle, Redding, 
Portland. Pugel Sound and Rast. 8 48a 

9. 00p Hay ward, Nlles and San Jose (Sun- 
day y) 111.48a 



Coast Line 

fiarroto Gauqe 

(Fnni of Market SiiC'l.) 

8.15 Newark. Ceutcrvllle. San Jose, 
V ^■ lion. Boulder Creek. Snnta 

Crusnnd Waj Stations 5-55p 

B-IBpNcwark. Centervlilc, Sun Jose, 

New \ In uule pi. 1 osGatOS, Kelt nil. 
Boulder Creek. Simla Cruz and 
Principal Way Stations 110.55a 

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I 110. DOA 
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COAST LINE (Broad ■milKd). 
,'ri I'hlnl ami IVwnsend Streets.) 

6 10a San Jose and Way Stall. ma B-30P 

7 QOASnii Jose and Way Stations 5.40p 

8.00a \ew A i ma den (Tues.. FrL. only).. 4.10p 

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Snn Anlo. Pnso [lollies, Snnta 
Margarl ta, San Luis Obispo, 
Guadalupe, Gavlota, Santa Bar* 
lutrn. Snu Buenaventura, Oxnard, 
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Capltola. Santa Cruz. Pacific 
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San Jose, WaUOnvllle, Santa 
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Santa Cruss. via Santa Clara aud 

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J6.3*V San Jose and Principal Way Stations 59. 40a 

5. 45p Sunset Express— Red wood, Snn 
Jose, Gllroy, Sul In as. Pnso 
Hohles, San Luis til.l.spn. Santa 
Barbara. Los Angeles. Dcmltig. 
El Paso. New Orleans 9 10a 

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Chicago -9.10a 

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Santa Cruz, Castrovlllt'. Del 

Monte, Pacific Grove 10 30p 

'B-15pSan Mateo. Beresford, Belmont, 
Sun Carlos, Redwood, Fair Oaks. 
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S.Oiippaiti Alto and Way Stations 10.15a 

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llngame, San Mate.., Beliiumt. 
Ban Carlos, Redwood. Fair t inks, 
Mcnlo Park and Pal.i All.. 9-45p 

11 30p Saturdays only lor May Held, Mm un- 
til In View, Suniiv vale, Lawrence, 

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Daily except SuDtinv, / 10. 9.00, 1 1.00 a.m.; 

1.30, 3.30. 5 30 - ■" 
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1.30.3 00.4 30 6 00, 7.50 p.m. 

A for Morning. P for Afternoon. 

(Sunday excepted tSunday only. /.Monday only. 
t Dally, and stops at all stations on Sunday. 

III.- • •!«► i ...ANN. Kl. I OMl'ANY 

11 call for and check baggage from hotels ant! 
lences. Telephone. Kxcbange 83. 



January 13, 1906 



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Even a football player lacks appetite 
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be found which rives millions satisfac- 
tion ? LEA & PERRINS' SAUCE has 
stood the test for .nore than seventy 
years. 

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The first slice of goose had 

been cut, and the negro minister, 
who had been invited to dine, 
looked at it with as keen anticipa- 
tion as was displayed in the faces 
around him. "Dat's as fine a goose 
as I ever saw, Bruder Williams/' 
he said to his host. "Where did 
you get such a fine one?" "Well, 
now, Alistah Rawley," said the car- 
ver of the goose, with a sudden ac- 
cess of dignity, "when you preach 
a special good sermon I never axes 
you where you got it. Seems to me 
dat's a triv'al matter, anyway." 

The clergyman preached, a 

rather exhaustive sermon from the 
text, "Thou Art Weighed in the 
Balance and Found Wanting." Af- 
ter the congregation had listened 
about an hour, some began to get 
weary and went out ; others fol- 
lowed, greatly to the annoyance of 
the minister. Soon another per- 
son started out, whereupon the 
preacher stopped his sermon and 
said : "That's right, gentlemen ; as 
fast as you are weighed, pass out." 

Bride (prettily) — I wonder 

why they call a wife's allowance 
pin money? Matron (savagely) — 
Because money to buy enough pins 
to hold her old clothes together is 
about all that the average man 
thinks a woman needs; - 

Rev. Fiddle, D. , D.— My 

dear man, here's a box of tracts 
for you. Hungry Ike — Gdt any 
mustard ter put on 'err 1 ? 

— 1 — ^'Married for money, didn't 
you, old man ?" "Yes ; but the wife 
hasn't declared any dividend yet." 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

rhej had killed the g 

that laid tlii golden eggs. \\ t 

they said. "II we had let b 
ahead and la\ a solid golden cgy 
ever) day oi her life the result 
would have been an over-produc 
tion of the yellow metal, followed 
bj a disturbance oi values, a panic 
and widespread calamity." Al- 
though they knew it would be her- 
alded far and wide as an act of 
over-weening greed that brought 
us own punishment with it. they 
calmly cooked and ate the fowl, 
content to await time's sure vindi- 
cation. 

"If you marry him," said her 

papa, who was manifesting symp- 
toms of violent displeasure, "1 will 
not only have to support him, but 
1 will have to pay his debts, too. ' 
But the pretty and petulant young 
thing who was hanging to his coat 
lapels was not moved by the argu- 
ment. "Now, papa," she said, "you 
know well enough that George has 
to live, just the same as other men. 
And as to his debts, I've heard you 
say hundreds of times that a man's 
debts ought to be paid!" — Brook- 
lyn Life. 

"Henry, do you know what 

you said in your sleep last night?" 
"No; what was it, Alvira?" "I 
shall not tell you." "Oh, well, it 
doesn't make any difference. A 
man is not responsible for anything 
he says in his sleep. By the way, 
here's the $50 you wanted to spend 
for Christmas things. Now, what 
was it I said?" "You didn't say 
anything, Henry." 

"Say !" demanded the ugly 

individual, suddenly appearing 
from a dark alley, "what time is 
it?" "You're just about two min- 
utes late," replied the Chicagoan. 
"That other gentleman you see 
running away has got my watch." 

— 1 — Bell — Why do the hands of 
a clock remind you of a pouting 
husband and wife? Nell — Give it 
up. Bell — Why, because they pass 
each other a dozen times a day 
without speaking. 

— — Mr. Eggfelt— I gave up act- 
ing in the early seventies. Friend — 
What was the trouble? Mr. Egg- 
felt — My name was not at all suited 
to the business. 

Tommy — Father, where is 

Atoms? Father — Atoms? I don't 
understand you. Tommy — Why, 
the place where everything gets 
blown to. 

"Lazer has had a stroke of 

hard luck." "What has happened 
to him?" "You know he's been 
out of work for fully a year?" 
"Yes?" "Well, he's found a job." 



39 
"But, sleeping "ti your arms 

inylit :t It i-r night, i^ it ii"i ;i great 

hardship?" The conscript saluted 

tlullv. "( lh, ii", -ir •" 
be "« >ur new musket, you - 
a combined musket and folding 
bed. < ii course, there is always the 
1 ni" the thing shutting up 
and smothering one, but the life of 
a soldier is never free from danger. 
lis sweet to die for one's coun- 
try." "You are a brave fellow I" 
"Thank you, sir!" — Puck. 
The bather — But win 

you want to go half way across the 
continent to attend college when 
we have one just as good right 
here at home? The Son — I cannot 
tell a lie, father. I don't like the 
yell of our home institution. 

First Partner — We'll have to 

keep an eye on the new cashier. 
Second Partner — Why? Anything 
wrong with his accounts? First 
Partner — No; he admits that he 
can't live on the salary we pay him. 
— Brooklyn Life. 

Optimist — I wonder why 

old Diogenes went around with a 
lighted lantern looking for an hon- 
est man ? Pessimist — Oh, he prob- 
ably thought it was up to him to 
make a bluff after stealing the lan- 
tern. 

"Been across the continent, 

eh ? And what sort of scenery did 
you like the best?" "The kind we 
had from St. Louis to Denver. Vio- 
let eyes, brown hair and a stunning 
tailor-made gown." 

"Do you find it more eco- 
nomical to do your own cooking?" 
"Oh, yes ; my husband doesn't eat 
half as much as he used to." 

Tramp — Kin I have a fit on 

j'our lawn ? I feel it comin' on 
me. Kind Lady — Go around to the 
tennis court. It needs rolling. 



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Chief Justice Fuller was not 

long ago the guest of a Southern 
gentleman who had a servant 
named John, famous for his mint 
julep. Soon after Judge Fuller's 
arrival John appeared, bearing a 
tray on which was a long, cool 
glass, topped with crushed ice and 
a small tree of mint. With low- 
bows and many smiles he present- 
ed it, and watched anxiously while 
Judge Fuller appreciatively sipped 
ft. "That touch the right spot, 
sah?" he queried, "it does, John, 
it does," replied the judge. John 
disappeared, but was soon recalled 
by the tinkle of a handbell. The 
glass was now empty. The judge 
looked up with a twinkle in his i ,-\ e. 
"I think I've got another spot. 
John," he said. 

-"This," said the agent, "is 



the cosiest little flat in Harlem." 
"Yes?" replied the man. "< Hi, 
there's no doubt about that at all." 
"That's so ; there isn't any room 
for doubt, is there?" 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

"Where's the man that 

answers questions?" asked the 
caller. "Here," said the man at 
the desk. "Is there anything I can 
do for you ?" "Yes, sir. I want to 
know what a skink is." "A skink ;s 
a small lizard." "Sure it isn't In- 
diana or Missouri for another kind 
of animal?" "Perfectly sure. I am 
thoroughly familiar with the skink. 
1 have seen many a one." The 
caller's jaw fell. "Well," he said, 
turning to go, "if anybody should 
ride up here in a six-horse coach 
to ask you what a durned fool is, 
you can tell him it's a man that bet 
$4 on another man's game. I be- 
lieve that's all this time. Good- 
day." 

"What are you so sore 

about, Dobber? The committee 
has accepted your picture, hasn't 
it?" "Yes; but have you seen the 
catalogue? I called the painting 
'Ready for the Bath,' and they have 
printed it 'Ready for the Ball.' " 
"Well, cheer up. Who'll know the 
difference?" 

"That man appears to be a 

leader of public opinion." "Yes," 
answered Senator Sorghum. "Fie 
appears to be. But in my opinion 
he's like a man going through a 
tunnel ahead of a train of cars. He 
is simply hurrying to avoid being 
run over from behind." 

Little Brother (to sister who 

is sitting with her fiance,) — Do you 
know what 1 think? Sister — No; 
what is it? "1 think if I were not 
in the room Mr. Jomes would kiss 
you." "You impudent boy! Leave 
the room instantly I" 

"Have you seen Prof. Gab- 

bleton, the scientist, lately?" "Yes. 
1 listened to him for more than an 
hour at the club last night." "In- 
deed ! What was he talking 
about?" "He didn't say." — Puck. 

"Why is genius so often mis- 
understood?" asked the literary 
person. "Probably," answered 
the man who doesn't care for poe- 
try, "it's because genius so fre- 
quently fails to talk plainly." 

^Nell — Miss Schaip tells me 

she is going to learn to play the 
harp. Bell — What nonsense! She 
hasn't any talent for music. Nell — 
. Oh, she knows that ; but she has 
lovely arms. 

"Sonny," said the good old 

man, "I'm surprised that you 
should tease the cat in that way." 
"Why," replied the boy, pausing in 
his inhuman work, "do you know 
any better way?" 

Mother — Why do you ob- 
ject to marrying him? Daughter — 
Well, he's a fireman, and forever 
talking about his old flames. 



January 13, 1906 

— 1 — "Bjones is doing a rushing 
real estate business." "So?" "Yes; 
he's selling dirt cheap." 




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"Germans hold out the Olive," says a news- 
paper headliner. Ripe or pickled? 

The "training wall" across the bay is now a 

training ground for gun-fighters. 

Senator Depew may wear a look of resigna- 
tion, but he steadfastly refuses to put the look into 
writing. , 

If Rockefeller is a "human engine," as an un- 
distinguished dramatist calls him, it's certain that he 
is an oil-burner. 

Pure food legislation in Congress is likely to 

be by the pure feud between the administration and 
the "insurgents." 

Football has been abolished at Harvard, but 

the good old "high-ball" is still there to keep the 
crimson from fading. 

Fitzsimmons has "quit the prize-ring for 

good," we are told, but Mrs. Fitz is still wearing 
that mended wedding ring. 

Tradesmen at Berkeley and Palo Alto would 

be happy if more collegians took an interest in "set- 
tlements" before graduation. 

The Southern Pacific engine which was hurled 

into Cow Creek was probably looking for an oppor- 
tunity to use its cow-catcher. 

— i — Oregonians are objecting to being called 
"Webfeet." Well, they are at liberty to show the 
chiropodist the best evidence in the case. 

— i — So Roosevelt has become a Red Man. 
There are a few people in New York and in Congress 
who have long suspected him of "Injun" proclivi- 
ties. 

William J. Bryan, wandering in the Philip- 
pines, has been created a Moro Datto. The gallant- 
colonel has eaten enough crow to relish a banquet of 
dog. 

— i — The "Sweet Pea Girl" of the Durrant case is 
not, as might have been supposed, running a nursery 
— the floral kind — but is keeping a road-house up in 
Alaska. 

Passengers on a Pacific transport had two 

New Year's days. If the occasions were celebrated 
in the usual way, the passengers must have had two 
heads apiece. 

One may be able to do business in Mexico 

with a little cash and the balance in "hot air," but 
"Elijah" Dowie found that he couldn't get land down 
there for a new Zion City without paying for it. 
Prayers are not yet legal tender across the Rio 
Grande. 



The walking continues bad for newspaper 

editors who formerly traveled with luxurious and in- 
expensive ease in the varnished cars of the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad. 

Warden Tompkins had walked the plank al- 
most to the tilting point when he reached back and 
compelled a few of his too jubilant subordinates to 
join him in his promenade. 

The Senate has passed a bill, fathered by 

Smoot of Utah, which is more than the women's or- 
ganizations of the country would do for any child he 
fathers or any wife he husbands. 

You don't have to believe that divine provi- 
dence saved a Pennsylvania preacher from cancer, 
but there's no denying that d. p. saves a good many 
people from the "cancer specialist." 

The subject of some wonderful ocular surgery 

in Washington now sees with the eye of a rabbit. 
Oh, pooh ! There are lots of people never operated 
upon who think with a rabbit's brain. 

— i — One of the visiting Oregonians is yclept Cake, 
but his name has probably been played with so much 
by the Northern paragraphists, from Portland to 
Puget Sound, that he does not mind it any more. 

A New York woman, aged thirty-two, whose 

eighty-year-old husband accused her of smoking cig- 
arettes, avers that she never knew such a "kicker" — 
indeed, she alleges, he seldom missed her with his 
boot-toe. 

The Ananias medal for the week goes to the 

Redding correspondent who shot a fox terrier through 
a hydraulic monitor and made him come out 
one inch thick and five and one-half feet long. All 
this yarn lacked was a few feet of sausage-casing. 

The Maine giantess, who was so big that the 

undertaker had to chop a hole in the side of the 
house to get her coffin out, probably in her life-time 
repeated fervently the good old Methodist praying 
phrase: "Oh, Lord, lead us out into a large place." 

A lady with the title of Countess, the prefix of 

"Donna," and a name half Spanish and half Irish, 
has been deprived of the hereditary right to slaugh- 
ter beef cattle in Havana. The court did not go to 
extremities, saying nothing about the Countess' 
calves. 

A fasting Quaker of Salem, Oregon, surprised 

his stomach, which had contained nothing but wind 
and water for thirty-four days, with a light luncheon 
of canned tomatoes and popcorn. The stomach that 
wouldn't strike back under such conditions must be 
a Quaker organ, indeed. 



* SAN FRANCISCO 

ON CHANGING ONE'S MIND. 

"I'd rather die than give in." 

"I would cheerfully change my mind a dozen times 
a day if the receipt of additional information jus- 
tified." 

It is the narrow, bigoted, dishonest mind that 
makes the first statement. It is the large, liberal, 
generous, honest mind that makes the second. 

Many people think there is something reprehensi- 
ble, or at least weak, in changing one's mind. Thev 
regard it as a surrender, as a mark of vacillation or 
of some other mental or moral defect. These people 
are those lacking the courage to admit an error, to 
confess that they are wrong, after they have been 
shown to be wrong. They are dishonest both with 
themselves and with others. They stick to an error 
when its nature has been demonstrated to them. 

The broad-minded man, who is honest, will frankly 
admit his error when it is shown to be such. He will 
admit it with both alacrity and pleasure. To cling 
to error after it has been exposed is dishonest. Nearly 
as bad is the refusal or the reluctance to listen to facts 
or arguments that may expose the error. None are 
so blind as those who will not see, and none are so 
dishonest as those who cling to erroneous beliefs 
or ideas after their character becomes known. 

No man ever lived who never made a mistake. The 
greatest people in the world have been mistaken more 
or less frequently in their lives. To persist in a mis- 
take it to multiply its evils. 

No progress is made without correction of past 
errors and mistakes. To cling to them is retroaction. 

The obstinate person who sticks pig-headedly to 
his errors and mistakes is a puny thing. The man 
ready to change his mind when new light is shed 
upon the subject is the man of progress, of intelli- 
gence, of conscience and of courage. 

FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN. 

Following the advice of the News Letter, the paper 
published by the United Railroads called "Transit 
Tidings" has offered prizes for the best suggestions 
for improving the children's playground in Golden 
Gate Park. Some valuable suggestions have resulted, 
one of the best of which is that tennis courts for 
children be installed. At the present time there are 
no courts exclusively for children, and grown per- 
sons, or at least those youths who have passed the 
age of childhood, monopolize the existing courts, to 
the exclusion of the younger, who wish to learn and 
to play the game. These should certainly be provided 
with courts for their exclusive use, as well as with 
places to deposit their tennis balls and bats when not 
actually in use. 

Equally deserving of attention is the recommenda- 
tion that a handball court for children be established. 
Handball is a very popular as well as a very health- 
ful game for the young. Boys may be seen playing 
it wherever they find a chance, although they are not 
allowed to do so in the streets. Nevertheless, the 
youngsters surreptitiously play against houses, walls, 
fences and the like, whenever they can do so without 
being seen by the police, solely because there is no 
public place for them to play. If adequate facilities 
for playing handball were provided in Golden Gate 
Park there would be fewer pedestrians annoyed on 
the streets and fewer boys found dodging the officers 
of the law. 

One particularly desirable addition to the Park is 
a more complete apparatus for an open-air gymna- 
sium. There should be not one or two, but three or 
four well-equipped open-air gymnasiums near the 



NEWS LETTER. January 20, 1906 

children's playground, each under the charge of a 
competent instructor, with one or two assistants. 
Such establishments are highly developed and very 
well patronized in the East, notably in Boston and 
in New ( York, to the great benefit of the youth of 
the cities. Open-air resorts of this character are not 
only beneficial by reason of the means of exercise they 
provide, but because of the attraction they offer to 
draw youths away from saloons, billiard halls, and 
other places where it is not desirable for them to 
visit and loaf. 



THE NIGGER DISCOVERED. 

Whenever a big hubbub is made by the Schmitz 
administration it is always wise to look for the nigger 
in the woodpile. Recently, the administration has 
been stirring up a lot of dust and making a great 
hue and cry about alleged delinquencies in several 
places. It is when we reach the howl about the 
County Clerk's office that the Ethiopian is discovered. 

After expending several columns of space, much 
ink and many hysterics in the matter of the conges- 
tion of wills in the County Clerk's office, Ruef's hired 
paper winds up, at the bitter end, in an inside page, 
with the following: 

"County Clerk Harry, I. Mulcrevy, upon being 
confronted with this remarkable state of affairs in 
his office, has set about the task of correcting the 
evil. Additional men will be put to work recording 
the dust-begrimed wills, even if the Board of Super- 
visors has to be appealed to in the matter and asked 
to supply the money for extra work." 

And there you are — extra employees — more money 
from a subservient Board of Supervisors. More of 
the faithful at the public crib, which will be kept 
filled by willing Supervisors. 



A YACHT RACE TO HONOLULU. 

In the near future there may be a realization of the 
hope expressed by the News Letter that ocean yacht 
racing may be more extensively pursued by our sport 
lovers than it has been in the past. It is a source o; 
regret that the splendid opportunities for this fine, 
exhilarating sport which exist on the Pacific Coast 
should have been permitted for so long to go seem- 
ingly unappreciated. 

Now comes the news that the Hawaiian Yacht 
Club, of Honolulu, has offered a handsome trophy 
for a deep-water yacht race between San Francisco 
and Diamond Head, just outside of Honolulu harbor. 
The details of the race, including provisions for time 
allowance, method for timing, removal of restrictions 
as to crew and sail carried, and other matters of 
moment, indicate that the race may be made a good 
test of real sea-going qualities in the boats and of 
seamanship and navigation in the yachtsmen. A 
competition of this kind calls for navigating skill 
in setting and maintaining courses for greater or 
lesser distances; for nautical skill, activity and pluck 
in carrying sail; for endurance, for resourcefulness 
and for all-around seafaring ability. It is calculated 
to develop higher qualities in both vessel and crew 
than mere daily spins on the waters of the bay. 

From Honolulu there will be certainly one seago- 
ing yacht — La l'aloma. Another may lie Charles L. 
Tutt's Anemone, now on her way here from New 
York. 

San Francisco has possible competitors in James 
V. Coleman's Aggie; Harry Simpkins' Tramontana ; 
Douglas White's Ramona; Fulton G. Berry's Nixie, 
and "the new yacht now being built at Sausalito for 



January ao, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



rge A. Story. The schooner yacht Lurline, 
merlj by John I >. Spreckcls, ma] come up 

from 

Beyond the usual interest and immediate valui 
yachting of such a race, the event can hardly [ail to 
an impetus to yachting generally on the Pacific 
Coast, and may even lead to the sport becoming the 
popular one that it should be. 

THE PREDOMINANCE OF ALIENS. 

The following is a list of the officers and crew of 

the steamer W. H. Kruger, which became water- 
logged a few days ago while on the way to this cit) 
from Fort Bragg: Captain J. Nordberg. First 1 Kfk.tr 
William J. Justen, Second Officer Charles N"\ g 
Chief Engineer F. Cookson, First Assistant Engineer 
I. Salmon, Steward E. Stenfors, Waiter Culleton, 
Second Cook Thomas W'eldon, Firemen J. Welsh, N. 
Dido, M. Dido, Seamen J. Johanson. M. Mattson, 
F, Sandstrom, S. Lundstrom, J. Sunstrom, E. Ed- 
wardson, S. Johnson, J. Gustafson, C. Koski. 

The names are significant. They indicate em- 
phatically the extent to which foreigners have driven 
Americans out of the merchant service on this coast. 
Here is an American steamer, every one of whose 
officers must, under the law, be an American citizen. 
They are practically all Scandinavians. Possibly 
they are all naturalized citizens, but whether they are 
or not, there is a lurking doubt as to whether they are 
citizens for love of the country of their adoption or 
for love of the jobs they find here. 

The tremendous extent to which citizenship has 
been secured by fraud among Pacific Coast mariners 
has been a scandal of large proportions during the 
past few months. 

Some day the News Letter may see fit to explain 
how it happens that genuine, native-born Americans 
have been driven out of the American merchant ser- 
vice. 



BEAUTIFYING THE STREETS. 

A timely recommendation which has been made by 
the California Promotion Committee is that to the 
effect that the people of this State should take some 
concerted action looking toward the general planting 
of trees along the streets of our cities and towns. In 
the large cities the municipal authorities should be 
urged to become active in this important factor of 
beautifying the public thoroughfares. In the smaller 
towns not only the town officers but the individual 
residents might with profit take up this valuable 
suggestion and extend as far as good judgment dic- 
tates the work of tree planting, the season for which 
is now at hand. 



AFTER THE FRAUDS. 

The officers of the United States Secret Service 
have taken an important step in curbing the whole- 
sale frauds in naturalization by seeking the co-opera- 
tion of the local officials in the matter. If the Elec- 
tion Commissioners and the Registrar will only be 
sincere and give active aid to the Federal officers, not 
only will past offenders he apprehended, but those 
prone to imitate them will be deterred, when they 
see a probability of being nabbed when in the act 
of registering. 

Thus far the work of the Secret Service has been 
almost wholly confined to the seafaring community, 
few of the offenders in which ever vote or perform 
any other act of citizenship, except drawing down 
American dollars. It appears now, however, that the 



eminent officials are after others, possibly indud- 
nany who have been casting votes in this cit) 
• along. 

;i cannot be watched to,, closely. 1' 
tion Commissioners do their dutj consi 
sly thej will he serving not only the city hut 
genuine American citizens everywhere. 

HARVARD TO THE FORE. 

Harvard has taken the radical step of forbidding 
intercollegiate football until the game shall be purged 
of the evils that have so corrupted it for some years 
past 

In announcing to its student body and to the pub- 
lic at large that until the game is so reformed as to 
make it acceptable to the board of overseers it shall 
l'<- taboo, the great Cambridge university has prob- 
ably done more to effect prompt and effective reform 
than could have been done in any other way, unless 
by a similar step by Yale or Princeton. 

Those who appreciate the desirability of football 
if properly played may now hope for something in 
the way of ridding the great game of its abuses, 
abuses which, as the overseers of Harvard have 
rightly said, have made it essentially bad. 

"Football is a fine game when properly played, ' 
the special committee of inquiry says, "but the pres- 
ent method is thoroughly bad and ought to be stopped 
absolutely and finally. Any university taking this 
action will later be considered as a benefactor by 
many players and by all lovers of healthful, clean 
sport and fair play." 

In the minds of the Harvard authorities, as in the 
minds of the general public, not the least objection- 
able feature of footfall as it is at present played — 
or misplayed — is the toleration, if not the encourage- 
ment of trickery, in order to win, with a result dis- 
astrous to morals. 

We may now hope for better things, if Harvard's 
example be followed. 



Women in Seattle have just organized for 

the purpose of training servants — not "in the way 
they should go," but in the way they should stay. 



(The "wise ones" at the City Hall are begin- 
ning to suspect that the Talbot case is not so much 
a family row as a shrewdly-planned advertisement 
for some dress-maker. 



Editor-Congressman Hearst has been down in 

Mexico, where he killed a mountain-lion. He would 
not have to go outside of any of his own offices to kill 
a plain liar. 

Dr. William Wallace Hadley, medical director 

of the Force Life Company, claims he can raise the 
dead. The local Democracy should get his prescrip- 
tion at once. 



It transpires that it is about as easy to unload 

1 broken-down railway on J. Pierpont Morgan as it 
is to sell him a painting done in New York and 
marked, "By a Famous Master of a Century Ago. ' 



Our Panama job is costing us $600,000 a month 

and we have already paid out, all told, over $70,000,- 
000. If they have good luck, they will commence dig- 
ging in earnest sometime this year. The Canal "snap" 
is snapping all right, and Uncle Sam can stand it for 
a good while, but the dull thud is sure to come 
sometime. 



4 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 

LET US NOT REACH THE 

PARTING OF THE WAYS 



January 20, 1906 



A week ago there arrived in this country an offi- 
cial delegation from the Empire of China. These 
distinguished representatives of the Peking Govern- 
ment are here to establish closer national and com- 
mercial relations with the Government and people 
of the United States. Their visit means that more 
than 400,000,000 subjects of an Asiatic empire are ex- 
tending the glad hand to the 80,000,000 sovereigns 
of the world's greatest republic, and asking that a 
policy of mutual helpfulness be adopted between the 
widely separated nations in interest. These delegates 
lave been and will continue to be everywhere re- 
ceived with distinguished consideration by the rep- 
resentative men of this country, because they come 
for a definite commercial and international semi- 
political purpose, which is in accord with the better 
thought and sounder statesmanship of the United 
States. 

It is comforting to know that at a banquet given 
these distinguished Orientals some days ago in San 
Francisco, the United States Naval Officer at this 
port, the Honorable John P. Irish, was authorized 
by the Washington Government to proclaim its posi- 
tion concerning what our relations with China should 
be. The substance of Mr. Irish's address was that 
the United States and China should establish mutual 
relations in all things substantially as are maintained 
between this country and the nations of Europe. 
That is to say, our immigration laws, commodity in- 
terchange, ethics and standard of citizenship, should 
be alike applicable to all nations. Certainly the right 
always obtains in this country to define clearly the 
line which shall separate desirable from undesirable 
foreign seekers after American residence or citizen- 
ship, but according to the sentiments of President 
Roosevelt, as officially voiced by Naval Officer Irish, 
the time has come to put China on a parity with 
Japan and the nations of Europe in the matter of the 
rights and privileges that foreigners shall enjoy in 
the United States. The President's position is in 
perfect harmony with our genius of Government and 
sanctioned by every business interest in the land. 

The Pacific Coast views with greater satisfaction 
than other sections of the nation, no doubt, this be- 
ginning of the solution of the so-called "Chinese 
problem," which was never an economic or political 
problem, but a brutal and selfish outcry against 
what gave promise of being in time a com- 
petitor in the American field of employment. In 
other words, this labor element has so intimidated 
our political leaders that as a nation we have for 
years practiced gross and unwarranted discrimination 
against the people of China ; meanwhile, however, 
entreating them to come and buy our industrial and 
agricultural products, but requiring them to remain 
just outside of our boundary line. Now, awakened 
China, which these imperial delegates officially rep- 
resent, explains through them to our people that 
China's vast commercial possibilities and boundless 
opportunities for the profitable employment of money 
are not for American exploitation or advantage so 
long as worthy and reputable Chinamen are black- 
listed and deemed a stench and a pollution in 
America's industrial, commercial or labor life. And 
in all this these delegates have the moral support 
of the Pacific Coast; first, because their position is in 
harmony with our nation's principles of Government ; 
secondly, because the future of the Pacific Coast will 
necessarily be hopeful, with satisfying consumma- 
tion, in ratio to the removal of obstructions in the 



trade channels leading from and to the coast country 
and Asia ; and third, because there is no way to de- 
velop the vast resources of the Pacific Coast other 
than by opening wide the gates of ingress that the 
waiting labor of Asia may come and be our hewers 
of wood and drawers of water. Let organized labor 
howl and bark and snarl and play dog-in-the-manger, 
but let the hum of increased activity in the field and 
in the mine and in the forest drown the noise of its 
howl and bark and snarl. Let us not reach the part- 
ing of the ways with China. 

PLACES FOR STREET SIGNS. 

San Francisco's city fathers may learn a much- 
needed lesson in municipal progress and common 
sense from the Italian city of Milan, which has in- 
augurated the policy of placing the names of its 
streets upon the curbstones of the sidewalks. 

This seems to be a sensible system, but any system 
at all is desirable for San Francisco, the location of 
whose street signs, where they are put out at all, 
follows no law or custom. Sometimes they are placed 
on lamp-posts, sometimes on corner houses, some- 
times on telegraph or telephone poles. Often and 
often they are not placed anywhere, and the way- 
farer is left to discover his whereabouts as best he 
may. 

The plan of placing the street signs on the curb- 
stones is one that offers opportunity for uniformity. 
There may be times when the signs may be tempor- 
arily obscured by dirt, but, on the other hand, they 
may not be so often obscured in this way as the 
other signs, on houses, lamp-posts and the like, may 
be broken or lost from other causes. Making it a part 
of a street sweeper's duty to see that every curb- 
stone sign was wiped off whenever necessary would 
obviate the difficulty from dirt. 

At any rate, something should be done toward 
equipping each corner with the names of the inter- 
secting streets. The present state of affairs is dis- 
graceful. 



The difference between a fake dead man in land 

frauds and a fake live man in San Francisco politics 
is that the one can vote early and often, and the 
other cannot vote at all — a mere matter of voting. 



Let us take our eyes off Russia for a moment 

and consider the murders, assassinations, lynchings 
and train-wrecking in our own country. We are not 
more than half good by comparison. 




CHAS.KE.ILUS& CO tg 

EXCL C/S/VE & 

HIGH GRADE CLOTHIERS 

FASHIONS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER. 

Samples of fabrics and cleverly concepted styles 
are now here and ready, fully representing advance- 
ment of Clothes Culture. The desires of Smart, 
Tasty Dressers have not been overlooked. We also 
present new features in the art of fitting clothes cor- 
rectly. 




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January 20. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




We don't seem to hoar anything definite aboui 

the anonymous "society matron" who was 
put the Bashkirtseffs and the Mary McLanes off the 
book-shelves with a highly-seasoned autobiography 
t" be called "The Wickedness of Josephine." What. 
wo wonder, has become of Josie? It is recalled that 
in her advance notices she sprung this epigram: "It 
takes three men to sweeten a woman." Possibly 
the husband of Josephine learned about "The Wick- 
edness" and is delaying publication until he can find 
out which one of the trio he is. 

Somebody is suggesting that exquisite flower 

of scholarship and blossom of culture, Benjamin Ide 
\Y heeler, for Dr. Harper's place as head of John D. 
Rockefeller's Chicago University, but it is urged 
that Dr. Wheeler is not a Baptist. How absurd! 
1 onsidering that the salary is what the man who 
draws it demands, or nearly so, the Berkeley diplo- 
mat could afford to submit to total immersion and to 
shaving his head and wearing a wig, just like John 
D.'s. 

A husky young Stanforder, name of Blood, 

filled up on the goods dispensed by a tenderloin 
saloon, mauled the bartender, cracked a copper's 
crown, was hammered into submission, jailed and re- 
leased on $15 bail. He admits that he was drunk, 
and declares that he is a gentleman and a scholar. 
Young Mr. Blood is certainly a scholar — his actions 
prove that — but he will have to prove the gentleman 
part of his claims. 

Apparently it is the Ruef-Schmitz programme 

to dig up and odorously expose the scandals buried 
in the offices just vacated by representatives of the 
opposition. Does any one want to bet that the ex- 
humers will not go into the affairs of the Board of 
Works and the Health Board? And yet' those are 
the places where the stench of graft and the blue 
mould of incompetence are most rank, but 

It is reported that our gifted fellow-townsman, 

Dr. Pedar Sather Bruguiere, temporarily sojourning 
in Nevada for legal purposes, contemplated becom- 
ing a Sagebrush newspaper proprietor. Dr. Pedar can 
turn himself loose any time and make an exclusive 
"story" for his own front page. 

That most amiable of cynocritics, Ambrose 

Bierce, likes "man's best friend," the dog, about as 
ill as ever. He speaks of him generally as the "snap- 
dog." Sometimes one thinks that the Bierce body is 
inhabited by the soul of a scratch-cat, or a book- 
agent. 

Overflowing with the milk of human kindness, 

some of the benevolent society ladies of this town 
are planning a charity ball. Experience teaches that 
the charity which begins in a ball room does not often 
end at home — not at the. home where it is needed. 

Since preachers are being admitted to the 

federations of organized labor, the Crier ventures to 
suggest that a proper title for a union of clergymen 
would be the Handjoiners' and Soulwelders' Asso- 
ciation. 

The average girl's ■ "maiden speech" usually 

consists of one word, and a monosyllable at that. 



A businessman, newly come from a hustling 

m city, himself a hustler of sorts, 
ted San Francisco the other day, after he had 
against the delays of our material 

and shops, "This," he exploded, "is "ne of 

n, Everybody in it "ti reasons 

he can't do what you want when you want it 

and short on energy and promptness. As soon 

is I'm acclimated and have voted a time or two I'm 

ig to organize 9 l>" it Now 1 Club." 

1 (ne "i" the later developments of free-and-easy 

San Francisco's municipal life is the establishment 
of the dual life colon] out by the Ocean Beach. In 
a way the territory between the sand-dunes and the 
breakers is coming to be for San Francisco what St. 
John's Wood has long been for London — the abode 
of discreet dalliance and circumspect sinfulness. 
"Bungalow" is the fashionable term for the residence 
of "the other woman." 

And, by the way. the remote dune-surrounded 

castle at the end of the Boulevard, the old Oceanside 
rloust, still holds its fascinating secrets. Only the 
most casual investigation of it has ever been made, 
but e\ en that brought forth hints of matters not to 
be spoken of, save by circumlocution, outside of the 
columns of a medical journal. In the castle still 
presides as chatelaine the inheritress of a comfortable 
fortune, and also there are dwelling in luxury a few 
fortunate females, with a servant apiece and no stint- 
ing of the creature comforts. 

Something ought to be done about the harpies 

who drive the "nighthawk" cabs, and I am thinking 
a club would be the instrument to do it with. Under 
a comparatively recent ordinance, if you don't pay 
what the pirate on the box demands, off you go to 
the calaboose, and the pirate knows that generally 
you are in no position to make a row about it. I ad- 
mire the spunk and spirit of the army officer from 
New Mexico who saw the thing through to the police 
court. 

One hears Editor Hearst chuckling low and 

viciously over the discovery and exploitation of the 
fact that Odell wrote Roosevelt's speech of accept- 
ance when he took the Gubernatorial nomination. 
One would like to ask Hearst, in the presence and 
hearing of Arthur Brisbane, who writes the Editor- 
Congressman's political documents and papers of 
State? 

Some day the Crier may be unleashed of fate 

and circumstance to the end that he may have his 
wanderjahr in far countries. When he does, he hopes 
he may be able to see more and better things than the 
peripatetic song-smith who writes home rhapsodies 
upon large, purple ladies with "amorous busts and 
hips," purple-stockinged, gartered seductively with 
jeweled snakes. Fie, upon you, Scheppauer! 

The skating craze, if it do nothing else, will 

surely break down and wipe out the lines of caste 
and class. Almost anybody with the money may 
glide with the local Monday night aristocracy — even 
the Mayor was invited. It sounds paradoxical to 
say that the most effective "climbing" of the season 
.lias been done on roller skates, but it's true. 

Sleuthshaw Reynolds of our illustrious "upper 

office" has been to London to see the King, and 
brings back an explanation that needs crutches of 
how and why he returned, as he went alone. It will 
take better reasons than his tears and what he has 
told the headquarters typewriter to satisfy the head- 
hunting commissioners. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. January 20, 1906 

WHILE THE COGNAC BURNS 



BY LOUIS J. STELLMANN 



They sat in a private compartment of a down-town 
cafe, facing each other across a little round tabic, 
spread with a fresh white cloth. A cluster of frosted 
incandescent lights cast a softly diffused glow on the 
deep red walls, with their large design of passion 
flowers. On her plate were some remnants of salad, 
and beside it stood a half-finished glass of wine, its 
amber tint blending with the ruby of the walls into 
a delicate orange. She was looking at him and won- 
dering at his silence. Was it an omen — now when 
the crisis was at hand, that he should sit thus, dumb 
and unresponsive, when she hungered for a word? 
Before him the cognac flame leaped high in the 
blazing saucer. He stirred it, ever and anon, with 
his spoon, and watched the blue points spring up till 
their tips were sharp and yellow — like a fang. 

He raised his eyes to hers with a strange intensity 
— the prescience of the dreamer for whom the walls 
of Time have parted, and who sees things that are 
beyond. 

"Watch it." he cried. "There is life in it, now, and 
passion — it leaps and plays and flashes. See it burn ! 
It is eating out the soul — like human fire. By and 
bye it will flicker and go out." 

The woman clutched the goblet with a grip that 
broke it from its base. The yellow wine ran out and 
stained the clean white cloth before her. 

"Do you think," she asked, fiercely, "it will be like 
that with us?" 

He plunged the spoon suddenly into the mixture. 

It gave a great hiss and shot up into brighter flame. 

"I do not know," he answered, absorbed again. 

"Sometimes I fear — it is the same with fire, always. 

It burns while it destroys, and then " 

"And then?" she panted, leaning forward, her heart 
at bay against the onslaught of an agonized convic- 
tion. * "What then?" 

"And then," he finished slowly, and paused as if 
to muster words that would not come, "it has con- 
sumed the spirit. What is left is like this cognac 
will be — thick, insipid, dead." 

"It is a lie," she almost screamed, "I will not have 
it. Our love! Is it so small a thing as that? The 
sacrifice I am about to make — my home, my name — 
and his! Have you thought of that? Is it all for 
nothing? One great, wild thrill, and then — stagna- 
tion ?" 

The man trembled before the look that was in 
her eyes. 

"You have not made it yet — this sacrifice," he an- 
swered, hoarsely. Some inward power seemed to 
force the utterance from his throat against his will. 
"There is time still — to go back." 

He looked at her, and his passion blazed forth 
anew. He arose and clasped her to him — and rained 
warm kisses on her face and neck and hair. The hot 
blood mounted to her temples in a great red surge. 
She felt his heart throb, like a fevered man's, against, 
her own. 

"It is the fever!" 

The thought came to her like a sudden warning 
and left her pale again. All in a moment she seemed 
to see her future with this man ; first full of a mad 
ecstasy which could not last — relaxing, slowly, like 
the tired muscles of an athlete after undue strain, 



until it drifted into listlessness — a dull round of in- 
difference, in which even shame was dead. 

"Look at the cognac," she cried. "It is dying." 

He released her, and, swaying from reaction, 
grasped the table for support. 

She was gazing at the saucer and he at her. His 
face was white as death, but his heart beat steadily 
now, and in his brain resolve was forming clear and 
strong. 

Once more the cognac flickered, and a tiny cone of 
irridescent fiery blue danced, like a fairy light, about 
the liquid's surface. Then it vanished, and the 
residue was sluggish and lightly tinged with brown. 
He struck a match and tried to light it with unsteady 
hand. The flame sputtered and went out with a 
little puff of smoke. 

"It has burned out the soul," he said, half to him- 
self. "You cannot kindle it again." 

The woman turned and faced him, smiling, with a 
steel-gray calmness in her eyes. 

"That is the lesson," she said. "I am going home." 



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January ao. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 7 

HE WAS NOT EN RAPPORT RAPHAELS ROMANCE 



It happened at a meeting of the Higher Culture 
Club. The two officers first in rank — both eminent, 
married ladies — were to resign. The President had 
jnst rapped the members to order, when in walked 
a lone man. At any other time this lone and 
male person would have been lionized, but his advent 
under the circumstances was both unexpected and 
embarrassing. The President and Vice-President 
were both going to resign — not from any outside 
ire. let it be understood, although they had in 
reality no other alternative. The other indies ex- 
1 them to resign — but about all this the lone 
man knew nothing. He entered the room just as the 
gavel thumped the table, smiled, re-adjusted his nose 
glasses and looked expectantly at the Chair. The 
President, with a little "Oh !" dropped her gavel and 
looked helplessly at the Vice-President, while the 
ladies below cast sidelong glances at each other, and 
at the lone man, who sat dreamily unsuspecting. The 
pause grew embarrassing for all except the man. He 
did not know that the officers were going to resign, 
nor would it have occurred to his unsuspicious mind 
that there was any reason for them to resign. The 
silence grew almost noisy. Then the President ven- 
tured to ask whether there was any "new business." 
No one answered. The President again ventured to 
break the silence with a request for "further com- 
munications." Nothing doing. Then with a half- 
hysterical cry, she declared the meeting adjourned, 
and sank into a chair. The ladies sat and fooled with 
their wraps. The lone man started to rise, and then 
sat down again. He expected music. But there was 
one lady in the club whose name will go down blessed 
in its history. With her quick wit a plan shaped it- 
self. She made her way to the lone man and 
greeted him profusely. 

"I will go right along with you," she said, "for I 
do so want to ask your opinion on those new Cesar 
Frank things Julia and I are learning." 

That was not exactly what she said, but whatever 
it was it caught the lone man, and she was soon out 
of the door with him. "A remarkably short meeting," 
he ventured, just as he closed the door. But his 
brow was clear and his eye serene, for he suspected 
nothing. 

A moment later the President and Vice-President 
were embracing each other, while the ladies giggled. 
Then the meeting was again called to order. 

After accepting the resignations and filling the 
vacancies, the members of the club warmly and an- 
ticipatingly congratulated the retiring officers and 
buzzed about things that are not supposed to concern 
men except in a rather indirect way. 



NOTABLE LITERARY EVENT. 

A literary event of rare occurrence in this city will 
be the appearance next week of Mr. Jerome K. 
Jerome, the popular English humorist, whose books 
and contributions to magazine literature are favor- 
ably known. He is to appear in the Auditorium of 
the Young Men's Christian Association on Wednes- 
day evening, January 24, 1906. The evening is to be 
given for the benefit of the Columbia Park Boys' 
Club. 



If Jos. Raphael had not left his heart in California 

■■hen ho went abroad, it i s 11.1t likely that his Paris 

picture, "The Town Crier and His Family," 

itlj purchased by Raphael Weill, and presented 

to this city, would have been sent across ocean and 
continent to the 'other end of the world." It is an 
interesting story of love and its concommitant devo- 
tion, Cupid was the "dealer" in this sale, and there 
will be no commission charged. 

\\ hen Raphael was in San Francisco, every step 
lined in his career as an artist was up something 
like .1 thirty per cent grade. The few years that he 
succeeded in getting at the School of Design were 
earned by doing work at the settlement house thai 
later became the Columbia Park Boys' Club. By 
giving of his talents to this cause, he earned a shel- 
ter. Later he gave this up, because he applied his 
artistic skill to commercial pursuits, which involved 
even sign painting. It was then that the public in- 
sisted that some of the "sign painters were reallv 
clever artists." 

While Raphael was doing settlement work he 
earned something more than a shelter — he found the 
heart of a devoted, loyal girl, who then and now gave 
her time to philanthropy. Waiting and praying for 
success to crown the unceasing efforts of her artist 
lover, the dream came true. The most promising 
reports were received almost from the time Raphael 
went abroad, and finally word came that he had had 
a picture accepted at the Salon and honorably men- 
tioned. As soon as the exhibition was over, Raphael 
sent his picture to his sweetheart, thinking that there 
must be people here interested in the success of a 
young California artist. Fortified by his conviction, 
the young lady called upon Raphael Weill and asked 
him to purchase the picture. As soon as Mr. Weill 
saw it he was only too enthusiastic to aid a young 
man who could paint, to his mind, one of the best 
canvases ever seen in California. He straightway 
gave it to the Memorial Miuseum in Golden Gate 
Park, because there it could always be the pleasure 
and pride of the every-day people. 



Dainty meals, attractively served, may be had 

at Moraghan's, in the California Market. Oysters, 
fish, chops, steaks and a variety of other good things 
of the table. Merchants' luncheon froml n to 2. 



Campaign contributions mean that you ex- 
pect something, are idiotically partisan or have 
money to throw to the birds. Patriotism is not one 
of the ingredients. 



BRACELETS 

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Many New Designs. 

Prices Reasonable. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



JUSTIFYING AN INIQUITY 



The only objection that could be urged against 
the proposed reduction of the tariff on Philippine 
sugar and tobacco is that the tax now imposed, or 
any modification of it, would justify a monstrous in- 
iquity. If the Philippine Islands are a part of the 
United States, it is the exercise of brute force to ex- 
act from them other conditions of interstate and inter- 
territory trade interchange than are imposed upon 
the other territories and States of the union. It is 
more than brute force. It is a deliberate "hold up." 
If, on the other hand, the Philippines are not a ter- 
ritory of the United States, it would be rank dis- 
crimination against other foreign countries to grant 
them any modification at all. 

The fact of the matter is this: An insignificant in- 
dustry, compared to very many other business enter- 
prises — beet sugar growing — is bringing all the in- 
fluence that money will buy to keep up the price of 
sugar to American consumers that it may grow fat- 
ter and still fatter. But it is not Philippine sugar nor 
yet Philippine tobacco that is scaring the stand- 
patters. Probably not in the next half century will 
the sugar or tobacco product of the Philippines be 
large enough to exert an influence in our general out- 
put. It is the fear that if the Philippine sugar and 
tobacco tariff is reduced, the friends of reduction may 
insert a knife in the whole of the existing schedule 
and pare it down from start to finish. 

The beet sugar industry of California is very valu- 
able and important to the State, but there are scores 
of other interests that are equally valuable and im- 
portant to the State, and every one of them would 
thrive better if they were not heavily taxed to give 
one industry unreasonable profits. But however 
valuable and important any given industry may be 
to the State, if its maintenance has to depend on 
forced contributions from all the people, it is doubt- 
ful if it would be wise to prolong its life at such a 
fearful cost, to say nothing of the moral influence of 
an industry that lives on charity. Anyway, let our 
Filipino fellow-citizens be on a parity with us, or 
give them a deed to the islands, and tell them to 
work out their own salvation. 

The House has forcibly expressed the right view 
of the matter. Let the Senate follow suit. 



EQUAL SUFFRAGE DISCUSSED. 

At a special evening meeting of the Equal Suf- 
frage League of San Francisco, held at Golden Gate 
Hall last Wednesday evening, an opening address 
was made by Mrs. Horace Coffin, president of the 
League, followed by addresses by Albert H. Eliot, 
on "Women in Law and Medicine ;" by Albert M. 
Johnson, on "Law and Democracy," and by Daniel 
O'Connell on "What are the Best Tactics for Success 
in 1906?" A general discussion of the issues closed 
the evening. 

If you want your cravats, scarfs, laces, em- 
broidered articles and similar dainty fabrics thor- 
oughly renovated and given the freshness of newness, 
take them to Spaulding's Cleaning and Dyeing 
Works, 127 Stockton street, where they will be care- 
fully overhauled. 

The newly remodeled Vienna Cafe and Bak- 
ery > T 33 O'Farrell street, is artistically decorated 
throughout, and the cuisine is better than ever. Ex- 
cellent service, popular prices. 



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January 20, 1906 

THE 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

BLUFFER 



By Mary Kidder. 

When Uncle Si came to the c".ist 

1 li> old age i" amuse, 
\\ 1 --.ik I : "He's got some notions that 

He really ought to lose. 

"We'll show him all our wonders and 
( >ur best yarns we'll relate. 

1 ill he forgets to talk about 

His old New England State." 

Through fields of calla lilies white 
We drove to make him stare. 

Says he: "Why, we grew one to hum— 
These ain't so all-tired rare." 




GOOD 



WITH SODA ^COTOKCOLD 



Hilbert Mercantile Co., Pacific Coast Agents 



We showed him plums of monstrous size. 

And peaches, too — but praise? 
"You ought to see the big pie-plant 

That grandma used to raise." 

The ostrich farm we hoped would score. 

"One egg a brood !" he cried. 
"Ten, for a Massachusetts hen, 

Would be race suicide." 

We raved about our climate till 

He said: "I'll have to go. 
This 'hot air' sets me longing for 

A good New Hampshire snow." 

But back to Maine he's never gone — 

We bet he never will. 
At ninety-five he'll be alive 

In California still. 



The Chinese delegation fellows now in the 

United States are here for business, and they are 
not going to trade unless they can go in and out as 
freely as other nationalities. They are tired of wal- 
lowing in the gutter of contempt. In fact, China is 
prepared to play the business game with loaded dice. 
We Yankees are a great people, but the earth and 
the fullness thereof is not all ours just yet. 



The labor unions of California are going into 

practical politics, which they have a perfect right to 
do, but are there enough offices to go round? If not, 
look out for disintegration, destruction and damna- 
tion, ye rank and file. 

-When the North Pole region is open for immi- 



gration, the wise guy will Duy his supplies in San 
Francisco, and take shipping here so that he may 
freeze to death in Alaska if he concludes to hurry 
up matters. 

Connoisseurs know that one of the best places 

in San Francisco to get good things to eat is Swain's, 
209 Post street, where excellent dishes are served 
in appetizing form. Newly fitted up. 



Teala Briquettes are sold direct from the mine and factory 

for $7.50 per ton; half ton. M; quarter ton, {2. Use Briquettes for 
cooking and heating, and you will save at least one-third on your 
fuel bill. 'Phone Tesla Coal CO., South 95, and your order will 
receive prompt attention. 



Allen's Press Clipping Bureau, SO California street, San 

Francisco, deals in all kinds of newspaper information, business, 
personal, political, from press of State, coast and country. Tel. 
Main 1043. 




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"THE NEVER-RIP" OVERALL. The best in the world. 

Gloves, suspenders, laces, ribbons, dress goods, velvets, 
silk, flannels, oil cloths, cottons, linens, etc. Blankets, 
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■table men, tar-roofers, tanners, tailors, etc. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



Financial 



&%&&. 




Pine-St. Market. 

It is many years since Pine street has shown the 
activity it does just now. This is due to the excited 
condition of the market for the new Nevada shares, 
the transactions in which have run up into the mil- 
lions during the past fortnight, with advances in 
prices 1 , in some cases, exceeding 100 per cent. To say 
that all of the stocks traded in have a higher value 
than that of the paper upon which their share certifi- 
cates are printed, would be a libel on the truth, but 
they are cheap and active, and that fills the bill. The 
few companies of developed merit, probably aggre- 
gating a baker's dozen at the outside, have proved the 
attraction which has opened a market for all the 
low-priced stocks on the list. The location of sonic 
of the properties represented by stock certificates in 
immediate proximity to some of the big bonanza 
mines affords some excuse at times, and the move- 
ment in the shares ought to put enough money in 
the treasuries of these concerns to enable the dis- 
tributors of the stock to apply a few thousands of 
the dollars now pouring in on them to the employ- 
ment of some picks and shovels on the ground in evi- 
dence of good intentions. Of course, while the craze 
is on, it is useless to argue with the class of specula- 
tors who pitch blindly into the middle of a market 
of the kind to try their luck on a catch-as-catch-can 
basis. Conservative dealers avoid the excitement 
and the wild rush, carefully selecting the stocks they 
may be well enough informed regarding to justify 
an investment. Take, for instance, the following 
shares, and by careful and judicious management, 
taking profits and advantage of breaks for invest- 
ment, and there is money to be made: Kendall, Red 
Top, St. Ives, North Star, Sandstorm, Mohawk, Mc- 
Namara, Columbia Mountain, Jumbo and Black 
Rock. The standard dividend-paying stocks are not 
in active demand just now. The more speculative 
feature of the market proves the main attraction. As 
the money now coming into this branch of the mar- 
ket is largely from the East and outside quarters, 
the market is not dependent upon the sacks of the 
local talent, which has not the nerve to boost a tame 
cat, let alone a wild one, when coin is required for 
the proposition. 

* * * 

The activity in the new Nevada list will not hurt 
the Comstock market for any length of time. Its 
turn will come in due course, wfth the chance of a 
large slice of the new money now coming in being 
diverted into this channel. New blood is badly want- 
ed in this branch of the speculative market, and it 
will likely follow any profitable groove, now that 
the game has started up in earnest. The old habitues 
of the street, who have grown fossilized and out of 
date, will soon be forced to give way before the new 
tide setting in from frerh sources. A little energy 
upon the part of the mine manipulators will secure 
a fair share of the patronage now being extended to 
outside camps, and one of the old Comstock proper- 
ties, handled with the dash and experience of the 
operators of the '70's, is worth a hundred of the new- 
fangled promotions now so eagerly picked up by wild 
eyed speculators. History is just repeating itself on 



January 20, 1906 

Pine street when the Comstock as a central figure 
was surrounded by the smaller camps, which blos- 
somed in great shape for a time, only to fade out of 
sight. Many, of these camps, prominent in their day, 
are practically unknown to the present generation, 
but the Comstock still lives and is renewing its youth 
in a manner which some day will surprise its friends 
and its enemies. 

* * * 

Strange but True. 

Again the announcement appears on the strength 
of a report that the Yellow Aster mine of Randsburg 
has been sold to an English syndicate for $3,000,000. 
For a long time past little has been heard of the 
mine, which for years previously had been hawked 
about considerably in this city. The names of quite 
a number of prominent men in the business of pro- 
moting and buying mines have been mentioned in 
connection with contemplated sales of the mine, 
but for some reason none of the many deals have yet 
filled, which seems strange, in face of the value of 
the vast reserves of ore alleged to be in sight. The 
latest statement goes on to say that the mine, which 
was discovered in 1896, has produced money enough 
to equip it, and in addition has paid over half a mil- 
lion dollars in dividends, covers 27 claims on Rand 
Mountain, in which a large body of porphrytic quartz 
is said to exist, running from $3 to $10 per ton. From 
all inside reports, one would imagine that the Alaska 
Treadwell mine is a molehill compared with the Yel- 
low Aster, and the only wonder is that big men in 
the business, looking for mines, and knowing of its 
existence, should have neglected such an opportunity 
of the kind, leaving it to become the property of 
aliens. 

* * * 

Alaska Packers' Election. 

At the recent meeting of the Alaska Packers' Asso- 
ciation, the following officers and directors were 
elected to serve for the ensuing year: Henry F. Fort- 
man, president; Louis Sloss, vice-president; C. W. 
Dorr, vice-president and general counsel; Isaac 
Liebes. treasurer; W. B. Bradford, D. Drysdale, 
Francis Cutting, William L. Gerstle, F. B. Ander- 
son, F. L. Lipman and Henry E. Bothin, directors. 
The financial report shows that dividends paid in 



AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK 

MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE BUILDING 



A BANK ACCOUNT 

promotes Credit, Estab- 
tablishes and lends Con- 
fidence. 
OPEN ONE WITH US 



U. S. Depository 



Capital and Surplus - $1,314,430.59 
Deposits Nov. 9, 1905, $5,466,122.59 



January 30, 1906 

casli daring the past year from the remaindi 
the surplus fund in the amount of S made up 

il dividend showing of S7.1 j his includ- 

ing cash dividends o( 55.4'- stock divi- 

dends applied amounting The current 

indebtedness ha< been reduced from $4,536,061 to 

* • • 
California Oil Yield. 

The production of crude .>il in California for 
reported by Secretary C. T. Deane, "t' the California 
Petroleum Miners' Association, amounted to 35 

•.irrels. This gives a daily average of 96,000 bar- 
rels tor 19x55. against 78,011 barrels daily for 1902; 
66,679 barrels daily for 1903. and 38,286 barrels daily 
t"< >r 1902. The shipments for 1905 aggregated 29, 
636,100 barrels, with field stock on December 31, 
1905, aggregating 15,000,000 barrels, against 11,578,- 
I0O barrels on same date in 1904. The number of 
wells producing at the close of 1905 was j.iio, with 
i_>3 wells being drilled and 52 new derricks. The to- 
tal production in 1904 was 28,476,025 barrels. The 
Kern River district led in 1905, with a production of 
14,000,000 barrels. Coalinga ranked next with a 

production of 8,869,000 barrels. 

» * * 

A Popular Bank. 

The recent financial exhibit of the San Francisco 
Savings Union, covering the past six months, shows 
a continuance of the prosperity which has at all times 
attended the operation of this ably managed and 
popular bank. The growth of its deposits show an 
ever-widening field of business, the amount shown 
upon the present occasion, aggregating $34,000,000, 
being the largest in the history of the bank, swelling 
the total assets to over $36,000,000. For the half year 
ending December 31, 1905, a dividend has been de- 
clared at the rate of three and six-tenths per cent per 
annum on term deposits, and three and one-eighth 
per cent on ordinary deposits, a healthy indication, 
which is doubtless appreciated by the shareholders of 
this strong financial institution. 

* * * 

Boosting Extraordinary. 

A Tonopah exchange says : "The biggest and rich- 
est strike that has been made since the discovery of 
the Comstock, with its colossal output and the loca- 
tion of the Tonopah with its estimated value of $150,- 
000,000 is that which has just been made on the 
Polaris at Bullfrog." Commenting on this, the "Vir- 
ginia Chronicle" says : "This ore was developed while 
doing the assessment work ; no doubt when they get 
down fifty feet there will be ten times that amount 
in sight, if the above is a criterion." We shouldn't 

wonder. 

* * * 

At a recent meeting of the newly elected directors 
of the American National Bank the following officers 
were re-elected for the ensuing term : P. E. Bowles, 
president; Francis Cutting, vice-president; E. W. 
Wilson, vice-president; and George N. O'Brien 
cashier; E. J. Broberg, assistant cashier; O. D. 
Jacoby, assistant cashier ; HI de Saint Seine, manager 

foreign exchange department. 

* * * 

H. M. J. Michael, who for several years has 
been local manager of the Bank of British North 
America, has left for New York to take charge of the 
branch of the bank in that city. J. C. Welsh, who had 
charge of the New York branch, is now manager of 
the local branch of the bank. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



11 



If Panai tsing, the 

entire route of the canal will In- lined with tar b.irrcls 
before the job is half done, 

An exchange pleads vigorous!) for "Di 

cratic harmony.'' What for? All the fun is in in- 
harmony when no loaves and tithes air in sight. 



nr Tnwa i- tight »n>i binding 

't aetfl > r Hi imriii-tinff. 

Take rtic nearest car <>r walk to 

Hero vii'll L'-'t ;i Tru«s to please rou. 
and we'll IH it so 'twill ' 
You won't have the least discomfort any more. 

Corner California and Kearny St. 



FRANK H. JOHNSON 

COMMISSION BROKER 

CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED 

LOWEST COMMISSION CHARGED 
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Room 4. 320 Sansome Street 

SAN FRANCISCO 



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COMSTOCK, TONOPAH, 
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Dental Office 
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SAN FRANCISCO 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 




The Passing of Tompkins. 

After many days the inevitable has come about, 
and Warden Tompkins has received his conge. Tomn 
kins was about the worst failure as a Warden that 
San Quentin ever had. His was a political appoint- 
ment, made to satisfy certain elements of the Repub- 
lican party in Alameda County, which, like "the mod- 
est little State of Ohio," always has a score or more 
of patriots who are anxious to get places at the pub- 
lic crib. In no way was Tompkins fitted for the War- 
denship, which is a position requiring a man who 
has ideas and abilities above those which may form 
an ample equipment for a police officer in a small 
town. In selecting him, the Governor paid a few 
petty political debts at the expense of the State. As 
a result, San Quentin has bred more scandal during 
Pardee's administration than any other State institu- 
tion. I have had frequent occasion to criticise the 
management of the penitentiary under Tompkins 
and with other censors of public affairs I now have 
the satisfaction of seeing that these criticisms have 
not been without effect. The only comment to make 
\ipon the Prison Directors is that their removal of 
Tompkins came many months too late. The expla- 
nation is that they were subjected to very heav\ 
political pressure, and gave way only when it was no 
longer possible to compromise with their consciences. 
They gave Tompkins a clean bill of health so far 
as his personal honesty goes, but they could not de- 
fend his incompetency. It remains to be seen whether 
in appointing his successor they will be guided by 
political expediency, or the good of the State. Of ail 
the many candidates named. Captain Edgar and De- 
tective Tom Gibson are most prominently mentione 1. 
As between these two, there is no room for hesita- 
tion. Edgar is by far the better man. Gibson has 
never had any kind of experience which would fit 
him for the management of a big institution. Bur 
the State's prison at San Quentin is not a train- 
ing school for Wardens. Edgar, on the other 
hand, has had years of experience as Captain of the 
Yard, a position only second to that of Warden. 
He is a man of known executive ability, of standing 
as a penologist, and possesses in a greater degree 
than any other man named the requisites for War- 
den. But Edgar is not much of a politician. There- 
fore, it is difficult to forecast his chances in the con- 
test. The Prison Directors will meet to-day to 
elect Tompkins's successor. 
* * * 

Graft in Public Institutions. 

To learn that contractors who furnish our public 
institutions with food, fuel and clothing have not 
complied with their specifications, and have obtained 
grafting profits by delivering inferior goods and short 
weights will not surprise any one acquainted with 
the way in which the business of the city is con- 
ducted. Sheriff O'Neil says that the County Jails 
are stripped of everything. There is not a blanket 
in the cells, not a piece of soap in the buildings, and 
not a hammer in the blacksmith shop. Contractors 
have been caught giving short weight, and bad food, 
and doctored scales have been found at all the weigh- 



ing stands. The only surprising feature about all 
this crooked business is that it was not discovered 
months ago. The entire system of furnishing goods 
to the city is wrong. It is ridiculous to have a dozen 
commissaries and clerks at large salaries to transact 
the business which a business man would conduct 
at half the expense. The city should have its own 
warehouse, at which should be stored all the goods 
for its. various institutions. These should be in 
charge of a superintendent, under bonds, who should 
be assisted by the necessary clerks. Goods should be 
drawn from the warehouse on requisition. There 
would be some little additional expense to the city 
caused by the additional hauling, but that would be 
offset by the opportunity to examine all the goods, 
to have one man responsible, under bonds, for their 
good condition when accepted from contractors, and 
by the saving arising from a system of inspection. 
The present system is cumbersome, expensive and in 
manv respects very unsatisfactory. 

* * * 

Must be a Poor Sleuth. 

The Chief of Police says he wants evidence that 
the Almonte, the notorious house on the city prop- 
erty at Market and Fifth streets, is not all it should 
be. If he cannot obtain the necessary evidence, with 
his knowledge of the Tenderloin, Dinan will disap- 
point me. The place should be closed at once. 

* * * 

Charley Ulrich has Arrived. 

The despatches from Chicago say that Charley 
Ulrich, the local newspaper man, has at last "caught 
on" with one of his many plays. For the past twenty 
years Ulrich has been bombarding stars and mana- 
gers with melodramas. He has written on every con- 
ceivable topic and time, from Venice and its Council 
of Ten to Chinatown and its many mysteries. One 
of his playlets. "A Celestial Maiden," made a hit 
some time ago. Others have been produced, and 
others, according to Ulrich, have been stolen. The 
Associated Press says his latest product. "The Honor 
of a Cowboy," has made a decided success in Chi- 
cago. If perseverance merits success, Ulrich has at 
last come into his own. He is well known here, hav- 
ing worked from time to time on nearly every news- 
paper in town. 



Knabe Pianos 

Have long had the reputation for 
quality, tone and workmanship. 
Notwithstanding this 
splendid record, prices 
are exceedingly moder- 
ate. Call and see the 
new beautiful models. 

The Knabe- Angelus, the greatest 
of player pianos, is now on exhibition. 

C/>e Wiley B. Allen Co. 

931-933 MARKET ST. Opposite M«on 




January 30. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO 

The Scene of Manv By-Gone Revels. 

I In- increase in realt) values has brought V 
the doom of the old Hotel La France, "n the 

t'ornia street hillside, just v. amy. 1; 

picturesque-looking old shanty, from which tin- . 

eparted these many days. But time was when 

the Hotel I. a France, ami its funny little ro 
the scenes of revelry far into the night In thosi 
times, fizz-water never sold for less than five per . 
as the night grew late, the price usually grew Steeper 
But nobody cared, for stocks were high, ami tin 
Comstock seemed inexhaustible. The California 
House, just above La France, and next below Si, 
Mary's Church, was also at its height as a rendezvous 
for bon vivants at that time. Many were the jolly 
dinners given in the old-fashioned dining room of tin- 
California House. The dining room opened on a 
brick-paved court, in the center of which was a gar- 
den, and amidst the flowers a fountain was ever ai 
play. Mine host, on occasion, had Mexican singers 
with mandolins and guitars beside the fountain on 
warm summer evenings, and the nights were thus 
filled with music. But these things are but memo- 
ries. The California House is now given over 1. 1 
Japanese, and of the Hotel La France soon nothing 

will be left. 

* * * 

Handicapped by a Name. 

The names of the Hon. Pod Dismukes, Dink Botts 
and other of our famous statesmen have gone into 
history. But what of the Hon. Jeremiah J. Jenks, 
who represented this great and glorious country in 
greeting the Chinese Commissioners? Handicapped 
from birth with a mirth-provoking handle, the Hon. 
Jeremiah is truly a great man to have achieved 
success. George Ade should assist him to compara- 
tive immortality. 

* * * 

When Shall They Receive? 

I hear that Mrs. Peter Martin did not at first take 
kindly to the idea of days at home. But the dowager 
Eleanor persuaded her that people out here expect 
that sort of thing, so she graciously renovated her 
ideas so as to dovetail with the slant of Western 
society. In New York, calling has gone out of style, 
and few of the ultra-fashionables now announce days 
at home. Wedding receptions and teas for debu- 
tantes are the only general receptions at present. 
Occasionally a visiting dignitary is considered a' le- 
gitimate peg on which to hang a reception, but other- 
wise such crushes are voted bores. 

The five o'clock tea-table has become a fixed insti- 
tution in the smartest drawing rooms, and the proper 
thing is to pay an informal call at this hour. A great 
many San Franciscans have acquired the habit of 
receiving their friends over the tea cups from five to 
six. Several years ago the French custom of receiv- 
ing one's intimates in the morning was revived, 
but its knell has been rung by the beauty doctor. 
Mrs. Gus Spreckels was one of the first women in 
the Paris American colony to take kindly to the 
morning receptions. Arrayed in the most fascinat- 
ing tea gowns, she received her friends in her ex- 
quisite boudoir, madame herself generally reclining 
on a couch with her favorite flowers strewn about. 

But along came the Beauty Doctor and decreed 
that the wise woman must buckle on her armor in 
the morning and go forth to meet Father Time in 
perpetual tournament for the sake of sweet youth. 
That wonderful comtesse who, with every appear- 
ance of youth and vivacity, danced, sang and other- 



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wise charmed a critical assemblage until, after sup- 
per, she dropped •'.■ Id age leaving .1 young 
husband oi t. n to mourn his loss, is apt 
to have n*'t ,1 tew modern prototyi 

id form t" .. and wrinkles, 

complexions and other tell-tale evidences of ad- 
vancing years arc assiduously put to rout by the mas- 
implexion expert, hair specialist, and all- 
round beauty doctor, to whom my lady gives herself 
for morning repairs. 

Now that attenuated slenderness is considered the 
proper thing in the way of a figure, one sees a g 
many young women whose weight is correct on 
Dame Fashion's scales, but whose faces are too hol- 
low and haggard for their years. 
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A friend in Europe writes me that Mrs.' Ashton 
Potter is considered the best ice skater among the 
American women who have attended the races at 
the smart Continental hotels. Mrs. I'otter is the 
happy possessor of a very fine form, and she must 
make an attractive figure gliding over the ice. She 
was recently the guest of honor at a dinner party 
given by one of the German princesses, which implies 
that the Potters are getting on socially in Europe. 



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The)' have prolonged their stay indefinitely, and there 
is some talk of Mrs. Potter's sister, Miss Ruth Mc- 
Nutt, joining them in the spring. 

Mrs. Grundy has now come to the conclusion that 
the engagement of Ruth McNutt and Lieutenant Lee 
was really smashed into bits, so that Time cannot 
rivet it together. At one time it was thought that 
Cupid would mend matters, but now the observing 
fancy that they can see a brand-new romance shadow- 
ing Miss Ruth. There are those who declare thai 
the engagement announcement will be forthcoming 
before the lid is off this social season. If these clair- 
voyants are right, the trip to Europe will not be a 
solo affair. 

* * * 

He Slaughters the Cats. 

Policeman Clark, the lone huntsman of the Sutro 
forest, killed 177 cats last year. Good work! Clark's 
district should be extended so as to cover every back 
yard in town. 

* * * 
Had to Say Something. 

A girl, dumb for two years, recovered her voice 
after two months of eating boarding-house ice-cream. 
If you will think of it for a moment, you will see 
there is nothing astonishing about that. 

* * * 

Students Will be Rusticated. 

Two hundred and fifty Berkeley boys have gone 
by the board. They have failed to accumulate suffi- 
cient hours of college work to permit their return 
to Berkeley this semester. Therefore, they will take 
to the tall pines, amid the solitude of which they may 
fit themselves for successful careers in high-class 
politics. Last year, fearing that the strenuous life 
at Berkeley would cause scores of young men to for- 
get that their parents were paying their bills in the 
hope that they will learn something of value at the 
University, Dr. Wheeler cut down the list of under- 
graduate functions almost fifty per cent. But he did 
not foresee that the college boys would be overcome 
by the now fashionable skating craze. The fact of 
the matter is that the quarter of a thousand negligent 
students have skated themselves into obscurity. The 
hours they should have spent at their books have 
been spent on wheels. They have not learned much 
of what the academic colleges have to give them, 
but they have learned the "Dutch roll" and the "fig- 
ure eight," and great is their fame among the long- 
limbed of the university town. The former football 
captain, Jim Force, is about to open a skating rink. 
He will dub himself a "Professor." Life at Berkeley, 
therefore, is not without its rewards. 
* * * 

What is their System? 

Five Oakland girls, members of the Philura Club, 
have captured five sweethearts, and presently will 
leave their happy homes for them. The girls say, in 
whispers, that they had a system. What the system 
was is a mystery, known only to the other members 
of the club. That it worketh wonders, however, is 
evident by the present happy condition of the five 
brides-to-be. The idea was obtained, it is said, from 
a novel by Miss Florence M. Kinsley, called "The 
Transfiguration of Miss Philura." Judging from its 
name, this book must be as soul-absorbing as the 
"Tender Recollections of Irene McGillicuddy." I 
have forgotten what happened in the last act to Miss 
Trene, but that is immaterial, since it is evident tha! 
Miss Philura must hold the winning cards. If those 



January 20, 1906 

five Oakland girls would come over here and give a 
few lectures on "How to Win a Husband," they 
would soon have the "Heart and Home" lady of 
the Bulletin faded to a shadow. 
* * * 

A Tempest in Bohemia. 

Literary and artistic San Franciscans have been 
busily surrounding themselves for some years past 
with an atmosphere thick with the scents of ink, 
paint, wet clay and Italian cookery, flattering them- 
selves that they thereby created a Bohemia almost 
Parisian. But now, owing to the Puritanical and 
sobering influence of the Alameda bay shore, there 
is despair among them. It is feared that our Latin 
Quarter is entirely Dago, and that Coppa's and the 
Sequoia Club are a snare and a delusion. 

There has been tale-bearing and gossip worthy of 
a pink tea, and, as a result, Miss Marie Feiling is 
said to have threatened a suit for defamation of char- 
acter against the Maynard Dixons. The plaintiff 
has sought legal advice from R. Porter Ashe, while 
the Dixons look to Frank P. Deering and Myron 
Wolf to protect them. 

The trouble arose in this wise : Recently the Dixons 
and Miss Grace Wishart, who hails from Oakland, 
but has a studio here, dined together, and Miss Feil- 
ing was discussed. Miss Wishart repeated certain 
remarks, alleged to have been made by the Dixons, 
to Herman Whitaker, a writer and at times a 
Bohemian, but rather handicapped for the latter by a 
wife and five children in peaceful Berkeley. Being 
at the time probably under the influence of Alameda 
County, he resented the comments, the nature of 
which has never been made public, and felt it his 
duty to warn Miss Feiling against the tongue of the 
slanderer. Fie evidently put the matter strongly, as 
Miss Feiling at once invoked the aid of the law. 

The Dixons are bewildered with astonishment and 
declare that there has been a misunderstanding of 
their opinions. There have been consultations, and 
the suit is still in abeyance, all Bohemia awaiting the 
result with bated breath on account of the principles 
involved. Miss Feiling has heretofore been consid- 
ered one of the best brands of Bohemian — being 
young, beautiful, an artist's model (having posed for 
Gibson), a newspaper writer and of a vivacious and 
charming unconventionality. In consequence, her 
action has aroused great surprise, and it has been 
decided that all the residents of Oakland and its 
suburbs should confine their interests to the weird 
religious beliefs which flourish there — and leave 

Bohemia alone. 

* * * 

Disapprove of Mrs. Morris. 

Mr. Minor Miorris, whose wife was forcibly ejected 
from the White Flouse, says that throughout the land 



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men is rising 111 revolt against the 
indignity hoped <>n one oi their sex at the 
mansion. Mr. Morris will have to count out C.i 
nia it the discussion the other day at the lai 
woman's club may be taken as a straw to show whii h 
way the wind blows. The disembodied >j >irit of an 
other generation wandering through that club 1 
would probably have fainted at the sentiments VO 
by these level-headed women. They roundly s 
Mrs. Morris for trading on her sex, and voted that 
if she made herself objectionable she deserved the 
same sort of ejectment that would be accorde.i 
male nuisance. Tears and tantrums and fainting tits 
are not considered legitimate ammunition for the 
lockers of a modern woman, and instead of sympa- 
thizing with the nervous collapse of Mrs. Morris, tin- 
majority of California clubwomen seem to think that 
she came by it honestly. It would be interesting to 
know whether Mrs. Morris herself is a clubwoman. 



Heard at Burlingame. 

"Here's to a breakfast when you're hungry, 

Old whiskey when you're dry; 
A good old hunter to follow the hounds, 

And heaven when you die." — Old Toast. 

* * * 
Rivaled a Pie-Eating Contest 

Occasionally a social function is not Bavarded in 
the press. The other day a popular young bachelor 
gave half a dozen maids and matrons a unique lunch- 
eon, which has not yet poked its head into print. As 
a matter of fact, the participants are not keen about 
having the affair dragged from under cover, for the 
luncheon took the form of a gastronomic contest, and 
appetites these days are as closely guarded secrets 
as skeletons in closets. The host heard a bunch of 
girls discussing chicken fricassee and waffles. It was 
at a tea where the refreshments were so light they 
might have been called mere airy trifles. "Don't you 
adore chicken fricassee and waffles?" gurgled a maid, 
biting into a transparent sandwich. The chorus of 
"urn's !" moved the only young man in the neighbor- 
hood to offer to take the girls to a luncheon of those 
delectable goodies. They agreed to cut out break- 
fast on the day of the luncheon and bring unimpaired 
appetites to the festive board. Moreover, the lunch- 
eon hour was arranged for a time when every one 
else would be out of the Grill. The host offered a 
handsome chafing dish as a prize for the girl who 
could punish the most food, and the winner was de- 
clared to be a Pacific avenue belle who, besides inci- 
dentals, ordered "twice on the chicken and three 
times on the waffles." Truly in these days of care- 
fully suppressed appetites and horror of stoutness 
this luncheon may be considered as revolutionary. 
Every one in that particular set is talking about it, 
and it has been unkindly suggested that the chafing- 
dish be inscribed "To one who eats not wisely but 

too well." 

* * * 

To Be Heard Again. 

The new Mass by Mir. Leechman, given at St. 
Mary's Paulist Church on the 7th inst, made a 
marked impression, and has called forth expressions 
of high appreciation from several members of the 
congregation. In compliance with their requests, 
the Mass will be repeated in the near future. Mean- 
while some minor alterations, suggested by Father 
Carey, will be made by' Mr. Leechman, bringing it 
into perfect unison with the Catholic ritual. 



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It was a Great Repast. 

For many a day the breakfast given last Sunday 
in the Press Club will go down into club history as 
a record one. It was a stag affair, gotten up impul- 
sively, and 36 members of the club sat down to it. 
The menu was a delicious one, the piece dc resistance 
being a mammoth boar's head, specially imported, 
which would have done credit to the Black Forest 
ten centuries ago. The feast of reason and unreason, 
of merry quip and airy persiflage, properly punctu- 
ated with rare musical renditions, made the day one 
of exceeding jollity. At the head of the long table, 
behind Billy Barnes, who presided as toastmaster, 
was a huge menu card, a product of Frank Keane's 
best art, bearing, at its top, the legend : "The Cork- 
screw is Mightier than the Pen." 
* * * 

Blood of Veriest Blue. 

Mirs. John McGaw, the daughter of O. D. Bald- 
win, who has just been admitted to the Order of the 
Crown, has heretofore enjoyed the distinction of be- 
ing one of the best amateur pianistes in the city. 
But now that her relationship to the anointed has 
been established and published throughout the land 
in the book entitled "Americans of. Royal Descent," 
she will probably be urged to take her rightful place 
as one of San Francisco's society leaders, so that the 
carping Easterners may no longer be able to refer 
to our "washtub aristocracy." However, even if 
Mrs. McGaw still continues to prefer Chopin to 
cotillions, Charlemagne will be represented in local 
society by Mrs. Willard Drown and Mrs. Worthing- 
ton Ames, who may not be mentioned in the book, 
but get under the royal wire just the same. These 
young matrons are cousins of Mirs. McGaw. Their 
mother, Mrs. E. F. Preston, is a sister of O. D. Bald- 
win. Mrs. Drown is at present traveling in Europe 
with her mother, and Mirs. Worthington Ames has 
not taken her usual animated part in social gayeties 
owing to the death of her father last summer. I 
hear that it was news to the Preston branch of the 
family that they were of royal lineage, and they are 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



Good Suggestions Made. 

Last September I offered a few suggestions to the 
editor of "Transit Tidings" relative to possible bet- 
terment of the equipment and conduct of the child- 
ren's playground at Golden Gate Park. I suggested 
that prizes be offered for the best suggestions in the 
matter. "Transit Tidings" saw the wisdom of my 
plan, and followed my advice, with the result that 
it is in receipt of several letters offering notably 
meritorious schemes for making the Park more at- 
tractive to children. Here is one: 

"As many children play hop-scotch during the 
year, it would, I think, be a capital idea to imprint or 
paint on the tar at the playgrounds a game of this 
kind." 

The suggestion of the foregoing, who is evidently 
an observing lad, continues as follows : "More shelter 
in case of rain. More attention paid to unruly child- 
ren. Two more attendants, if possible. No holes 
should be left in tar in handball courts — cause for 
broken legs." 

There is another suggestion for an open-air gym- 
nasium, which could be coupled up with another 
made by a different writer, who suggests an instruc- 
tor in juvenile athletics as "a feature that would be 
both beneficial and interesting to the children." 

A Children's Tennis Court has also been recom- 
mended, because the larger folk monopolize the larger 
courts, and beginners have no chance. 

Finally, another lad says: "I would suggest a hand- 
ball court, we'll say on the boys' baseball grounds, 
near the children's quarters. I am fourteen years 
old, and boys of my size like handball, but are not 
allowed to play it on the streets. We never can use 
the court near the Recreation Grounds, for if we 
do get it, we are chased out by the big fellows. I 
would suggest that a handball court be built for child- 
ren under fifteen years of age." 

These ideas are all good ones, and deserving of 
the attention of those entrusted with the conduct of 
the children's playground, which is one of the most 
useful adjuncts of the great public recreation park. 

* * * 
Refined Cruelty. 

I saw a cruel thing the other day — a hideously 
cruel thing, the very essence of torture. It happened 
in a Market-St. restaurant where I was dining. My 
chance table companions, who came in after I was 
seated, were well dressed, evidently prosperous. They 
ordered liberally, and while waiting for their first 
course, their conversation turned to the subject of 
tipping waiters. They continued with the topic 
when the waiter came in, and he was obviously inter- 
ested. 

Said the older man of the two : "You can talk ail 
you want about the tyranny of tips, but for my part, 
I believe in them. If a waiter treats me well, brings 
promptly what I order, is quiet, unobtrusive and deft, 
I don't see why I shouldn't liberally reward the pains 
he has taken to please me." 

"Oh, I suppose it's all right," said the other. "For 
my part, I look upon the custom as a species of black- 
mail. But then, it seems to be an evil we cannot 
avoid. So, just because I have to, I always give the 
waiter a quarter or a half." 

The waiter didn't pay much attention to me dur- 
ing the rest of the meal. But the way he fluttered 
around the others was wonderful to behold. Their 
every wish was anticipated. From oysters to liquors. 
he was all deference, politeness, silence and attention. 
He held matches to their cigars, he helped them on 



with their coats. They arose to go. Then came the 
cruel thing — the awful climax — the terrible deed — 
the thing I hate to record. While he stood there, 
all deference, attention, expectation, they walked out 
and left him tipless. And so stunned, so cowed was 
he that I bullied him during the rest of the meal, to 
my great advantage. 

* # * 

A Hardship on School Children. 

I don't suppose that what I am about to say will 
have any effect at all on the people to whom it is 
directed, or that the abuses I am about to protest 
against will be abated a whit thereby. Neverthe- 
less it is a relief to speak my mind, and to say that 
I think the present system of constantly changing 
the school books is a swindle. Time was when Mary 
studied the book that John had discarded the year 
before, then passed it on to Jimmy. And such good 
old school books as they had when you and I were 
young! But now Mary does not have any book long 
enough to get its leaves dirty, let alone passing it 
along to little brother. She has hardly got a start 
in any book she is studying when conies the order 
that another change has been ordered. It is a serious 
drain on people of limited means. It is a constant 
buy, buy, buy, a steady drain on the purse. And to 
what purpose? If any one will give me a half-way 
decent reason for the system, I'll swallow what I've 
written. 

* * * 

Jordan and Hamilton. 

David Starr Jordan's unhappy experience with a 
Denver reporter, who, Jordan says, misquoted him 
in regard to the mystery of Mrs. Stanford's death, 
must make interesting reading for Ned Hamilton, 
of the Examiner. Hamilton was sent to interview 
Jordan once, and Jordan, in addition to talking for 
publication, confided to the reporter one or two pro- 
found secrets which he asked him not to repeat. 
Hamilton justified the confidence Jordan had put in 
him, but the secrets leaked out through some other 
channel, and were published. Thereupon Jordan 
wrote Hamilton a letter full of stinging rebuke. Ham- 
ilton replied to it, insisting that he had not broken 
his word, but Jordan refused to believe him. Both 
men were in the Roosevelt party when the President 
was out here, and I hear that Jordan refused to have 
anything to do with the reporter. 

* * * 

Reckoning Came at Last. 

Fourteen years ago G. S. Porter, of Sioux City, 
Iowa, ran away with the wife of D. E. Douglass, of 
that place. The couple came to California, lived as 
man and wife, and grew rich. Porter put $50,000 
worth of property in the woman's name. Meanwhile, 
Douglass, back in Iowa, waited for retribution. He 
refused to divorce the woman, leaving vengeance and 
satisfaction to work out in good time. Now the time 
has come, for Mrs. Douglass died intestate the other 
day, and the courts have awarded to her husband all 
the $50,000 worth of property which Porter, her 
paramour, heaped upon her. Douglass has the money. 
the woman is dead, and in the mouth of Porter the 
apples of Paradise have changed to Dead Sea fruit. 
Surely the Lord worketh in mysterious ways his 
wonders to perform. 

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THE PUBLIC 



It hat the Pacini 

phone and Telegraph Company does not h 
proi a highly improved telcphom 

vbicn is being installed .»- rapidly as tin- 
work can be done, and which will bt completed in 
all the buildings about midsummer. 

A conspicuous example of the company's radical 
improvements is the fine nev ntral station n 

8ai Hyde street, mar Sutter. This brand-new build 
ing, which is now in full operation, is an emphatic re 
minder that the art of telephony has made tremen- 
dous strides. The writer, a tew years ago, inspected 
the newest of Boston's big telephone buildings, which 
was then considered the highest development of the 
industry. By the side of the new Hjyde street build- 
ing of the local company, the Boston affair was like 
a fifteenth century stage-coach compared to a twen- 
tieth century autocar. 

The equipment of the new East Central Station is 
absolutely new and up-to-date, as well as complete 
in every detail, Ever}- item of quick, reliable and 
satisfactory service is embodied in it. 

A walk through the building, from cellar to roof, 
is as instructive as it is interesting. 

The basement, which is large, airy, dry and well- 
cemented, is used partly as a store room and partly 
as the place into which the thousands of telephone 
wires first come from the outside. In it are already 19 
lead-encased ducts, each carrying 400 pairs of cables. 
There is room for twelve more of these ducts. 

From the basement, the ducts pass to the floor 
above, where the "pot-head room," as it is technically 
called, is located. Here each of the big ducts is sub- 
divided into a number of smaller ones, making a 
sort of first distribution of the cables, which are now 
in ducts containing 100 cables each. 

From the "pot-head room" the cables pass into the 
main distributing room, where they are led out of the 
ducts and passed to the switchboards. This main 
distributing room is particularly interesting, being 
the place of connection between the telephone plant 
and the outside public. In it are many of the most 
important features of the telephone system, such as 
the charging dynamos, which charge the storage bat- 
teries, all of American make ; the switch and testing 
board, at which sit the experts, who immediately 
locate and direct the repair of any defect the instant 
it is reported; and many other details of equipment 
vitally necessary for good service, but the existence 
of which is little known outside of the business. 
Special attention should be called to the fact that 
every piece of apparatus in this room, such as the 
dynamos, is in duplicate, so that, if any one should 
become out of order, its mate may be immediately put 
in its place by the simple act of turning a switch. 
The service will not be interrupted a minute. 

On the same floor with the main distributing room 
is the retiring room for the operators. This is a 
large hall, with ventilated lockers for each operator; 
chairs and wash-rooms ; and a buffet, where luncheon 
may be obtained free of cost by any operator who 
does not care to go outside the bunding. Each 
operator is allowed one hour for luncheon at mid- 
day, besides fifteen minutes in the forenoon and fif- 
teen minutes in the afternoon for rest. 

The top floor is devoted to the main operating 
room. It is large, light and well-furnished. Here is 
the firing line of the service, with the "Hello, Cen- 
tral !" girls all clad in uniform black gowns, seated in 
a long line before their switchboards, intent on the 



litth Vforo them, when ight little 

white light announces that a subscriber i-- callh 

.1 switch. 

It is in this room th.it otic .if tin- greatest advat 
in telephoning is put into use the multiple switch- 
board. By means of this invention each station in tin- 
district is in view of each operator. Formi 
for many stations, the operator had to call up another 
i the switch. Nbw sin- acts alone, with 
the result that every subscriber is able to get a num- 
ber with greater dispatch than before. 

In this main operating room there are eight sec- 
tions, which may lie increased readily as demanded. 
Each section has a capacity of 10,000 stations, al- 
though few now run over 5.000. There are 102 op- 
erators on the pay roll, and many more may be put 
to work as the service expands in obedience to ,1 •- 
mand. The service, in its present new quarters, is 
elastic, and may be expanded at any time. 

The features described are at one of the new sta- 
tions alone — the East Central. By the middle of 
summer there will be four more big. new cen- 
trals in operation, all equipped like this one with the 
latest things in the way of apparatus, and managed, 
like this one, by a corps of officers with training and 
executive ability. 



There is jov in Bohemia and among bon 

vivants generally, for "Bab's" old restaurant and grill 
room at 323 Larkin street, has been entirely refitted 
and re-opened under conditions that promise to the 
epicures many a dainty dinner, luncheon and petit 
souper for the future. Handsomely decorated in ar- 
tistic style, with excellent service, a fine chef, and a 
carefully selected menu every day, "Bab's" will be 
one of the choicest resorts in San Francisco. 



Things are getting worse in Russia. The Cos- 
sacks have stormed arid captured a tobacco ware- 
house, and the socialists are showing an increasing 
fondness for beer. They captured a brewery the 
other day, and held the fort until the last keg was 
empty. 

A summer trip to the North Pole in an airship 

may be possible sometime, but meanwhile come to 
San Francisco when you want a climate that fits 
just right, winter or summer. 

"Perfect peace prevails in my empire," writes 

the Emperor of Korea. But he forgets to say that 
the Mikado is still holding a loaded gun close to his 
head. 



"I will refer this matter to Congress" is about 

as fine irony as Roosevelt could grind out. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



Tkajurelr 



Wand 

^d/eoiey no wand but P/eature's 




Gillette Play at the Alcazar. 

San Francisco has joined with New York and 
London in showing its approval of William Gillette's 
fantasy, "The Admirable Crichton," which had its 
first production in this city at the Alcazar this week. 
With the stamp of such cosmopolitan approval it is 
hardly necessary to say that the play is a good one. 
Its chief feature is the fact that its humor has method. 
Its motive is to show that the class distinctions of 
conventional society are entirely artificial and fade 
away when man is placed in conflict with the condi- 
tions of naked nature, the conditions that confronted 
primitive man. It further demonstrates the familiar 
but rarely remembered fact that there are always 
social distinctions among the low as well as among 
the high. 

The Alcazar stock company was quite up to its 
usual high standards in "The Admirable Crichton." 
George Osbourne, as the Earl, and Charles Waldron 
as the butler in the title role, carried off the honors 





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Estelle Wordette. who will present "A Honeymoon in the 
Catskills" at the Orpheum next week. 



among the men, while Edith Evelyn and Lolita Rob- 
ertson attracted unusual attention in the roles of 
Lady Mary Lasenby and Lady Agatha Lasenby. 
Adele Belgarde made a pleasing Countess of Brockle- 
hurst. 

Little Miss Kirwan was missed from the cast by 
those who appreciated her excellent work in other 
plays at the Alcazar. 

* * * 

Modjeska at the Columbia. 

Mine. Helena Modjeska is the same that she was 
when we first saw her many years ago. Age has not 
made a great difference in her. Even her foreign ac- 
cent remains, but slightly modified from that of by- 
gone years. Her return to San Francisco, under the 
management of Jules Mnrrv. cm this, her farewell 
tour before retiring permanently from the stage, has 
given local theatre-goers an opportunity to see the 
great actress' talents displayed in a manner un- 
dimmed by the passage of years. In "Macbeth," 
which she presented Tuesday night (delay in the ar- 
rival of her train having prevented a performance 
Monday), she made a satisfactory presentation of the 
historic character, doing it justice quite in keeping 
with her recognized ability. In every scene she was 
the Lady Macbeth we have been taught to believe 
the orthodox one. 

Her support is, generally speaking, good. Charles 
D. Herman, as Macbeth, and William Hazeltine as 
MacDuff, were particularly good. 

* * * 

Nance O'Neil's Last Week. 

This was the sixth and last week of Nance O'Neil'.; 
engagement at the Grand Opera House, during which 
long period she has given us an exhibition of tragedy 
which was artistic in its presentation by her, but 
marred by the poor support she received in nearly 
every case from her company, which was at its best 
not above mediocrity. This week she appeared in 
a repertoire of plays presented earlier in the engage- 
ment, but no changes were made in them. 



January ao. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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Miss Vera Michelena, prima donna of the 
Company at the Columbia Theatre. 



'Yankee Consul" 



At the Alhambra. 

Although following close upon the footsteps of its 
presentation at the Alcazar, Mark Twain's "The 
Prince and the Pauper," drew large and appreciative 
audiences to the Alhambra this week. The pretty 
play is very well presented by the Alhambra stock- 
company, Qllie Cooper carrying off most of the 
honors. 

* * * 

Orpheum. 

There were only three new features at the Orpheum 
this week — Fred Lennox and company, Rice and 
Cady, and Herbert's dogs. In "On His Uppers,'' 
called in the playbill "an idyl in slang," by George 
Ade, Lennox and his two supporters did some good 
character acting, although at times it was tediously 
prolonged. The skit is Adesque, but not of the best- 
class of the popular humorist's work. 

Herbert's trained dogs were excellent, quite as 
good as any that have appeared on the O'rpheum's 
boards, and there have been many before them. The 



phrase, almost human intelligence," maj rightfully 

be applied to them. 

Kite and Cad) appear in a 1 icrman farce, with 

many fanny bits of horsepla) and repai 

The five Piroscoffis, Lewis MfcCord and company, 

Mareena, Nevaro and Mareena, and Le Brun'a grand 

operatic trio, continued their successes of last week. 
» • » 

At the Chutes. 

Bothwell Browne's Gaiety Girls, in a musical com- 
edy entitled "In Vacation Time," was the attraction 
at the Chutes this week. It is one of the best things 
of its kind that either Browne or the Chutes has pro 
duced for some time. 

* * * 

Fischer's. 

Fischer's presents a laughable and at times inter- 
esting vaudeville bill this week. 

* * * 

NEXT WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS. 

Alcazar — Stock company in William Gillette's com- 
edy, "The Admirable Crichton." 

Alhambra — "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," presented 
by Belasco & Mayer's stock company. 

Tivoli Opera House — De Koven & Smith's comic 
opera, "Foxy Quiller." 

Columbia — George Ade's comic opera, "The Yankee 
Consul," presented by Harry Short, Vera 
Michelena and a company of seventy-five 
persons. 

Grand Opera House— Earl K. Mitchell in "Yon 
Yonson." 

Orpheum — Vaudeville, including the eight Allisons, 
Les Brunin "billiardistes modernes," Vernon 
troupe, Estelle Wordette, Seville Mandeville, 
and others. 

Chutes — Vaudeville, including Emil Wahlund and 
Mademoiselle Tekla, Black & Leslie, and Both- 
well Browne's Gaiety Girls. 

Fischer's — Vaudeville. 



The first of the Pacific Coast Architects' Series 

has been published by the American Builders' Re- 
view, and it is as creditable to the publishers as to 
the subject. The number is devoted to Albert Pissis 
and his work, which is familiar to every one in San 
Francisco, as well as elsewhere on the Coast. The 
issue is handsomely illustrated with half-tones of 
important architectural products of Mr. Pissis, and 
likewise contains much other illustrated matter. 



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A New Feature Direct from New YorK 

The Famous Hungarian Quartette, which entertained Presi- 
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widely known Restaurants in New York City, will sing daily at 
the Techau Tavern, 109-117 Mason Street, for Dinner and after 
Theater, for a limited engagement, ttif-y being a very extensive 
repertoire consisting of Operatic Selections, Ballads, etc, and will 
render them second to no operatic organization on any stage. 



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AT THE NEW YORK THEATRES. 
By Bronx. 

New York, January 13. — The week's theatrical 
event was the marvelous spectacle of James J. Cor- 
betl, ex-champion heavy-weight prize-tighter, in the 
leading male part of a Bernard Shaw play at Daly's. 
Truly it was a genial sight. To make it of still 
greater interest to Califdrnians was the fact that an- 
other dramatic star, well known by the Golden Gate, 
Miss Margaret Wycherly, who in private life is the 
wife of Bayard Veiller, a former San Francisco news- 
paper man, took the leading female part. The play- 
was "Cashel Byron's Profession.'' 

Mr. Shaw believes the stage is the place for the 
real thing. That was his excuse for ".Mrs. Warren." 
It is the motive of "Cashel Byron," and Mr. Corbett, 
as nearly unconsciously as possible, falls in with the 
part. He doesn't act. He is just himself, and that 
is precisely what the play demands of him. An actor 
would make a poor hand of it. because the play, as 
constructed by Stanislaus Stange from Air. Shaw's 
book, would be a rather thin, talky farce if the titu- 
lar character were done in studied impersonation. 
Mr. Corbett, gawky and only half at ease, as he is, 
supplies the touch of comedy that carries the per- 
formance off with a dash and spirit that make it, for 
what it is, a genuine success. The embarrassment 
he shows before a Broadway audience, which could 
not very well be simulated, is just the thing needed 
to make him what Shaw intended. Indeed, the first 
impression gained from last night's production was 
that if the book-play had been written for Corbett it 
could not have hit the mark more squarely. 

In New Haven it was said that "Cashel Byron, ' 
after "Mrs. Warren," redeemed Bernard Shaw. New 
York is likely to take the view that it is Corbett who 
saves this Shaw-Stange play from a fate worse than 
that which befell the other. 

Miss Margaret Wycherly has a rather trying part 
as Miss Carew, but she carries it off with a dainty 
grace that furnishes an admirable foil for her boyish 
wooer. The best hit of acting of the evening is Miss 
Alice Leigh's, who has the stage for only a few min- 
utes in the last act in the character of Byron's old 
mother pleading with the heiress to marry her son 
"just once." 

* * * 

At the Madison Square Theatre this week the tail 
wagged the dog. A three-act comedy became a cur- 
tain raiser for a forty-minute sketch. Henceforth 
those that wish to dine late, until 10 o'clock, or that 
find plays elsewhere not all they are cracked up to 
be, may drop down to the little playhouse which bet- 
ter-known managers discarded, and which W. N. 
Lawrence is turning apparently into a successful 

home for small but smart productions. 

* * * 

All of which is apropos of Henri De Vries and "A 
Case of Arson." A sparse audience attended the 
American debut of the Holland actor and his little 
play. That was because their value was problemati- 
cal. They had no trade mark. Mr. De Vries had not 
yet taken his milk bath, nor had he lost the manu- 
script of a play in rehearsal. He is simply an actor, 
many sided and with a few slants. But by this time 
he has clinched himself — and he may take his tub in 
the old-fashioned way. He plays seven characters 
in "A Case of Arson," and he illustrates each with 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

Columbia Theatre 



January 20, 1906 



"If it's at Fischer's it's Good" 

*&*£££££ ^ItlldS^Mi. Matinee Daily 



Gottlob, Marx * Co. 

Lessees and Managers. 
Beginning Sunday night January 21. Matinees Saturday . 
John I'. Mloeum oll'ers the new comic opera 

THE YANKEE CONSUL 

Book by Henry M. Blossom. Music by Alfred G. Robyns. 
Oust of seventy-five people including Harry Sh.nl and Ver. 
Miehelena. 

Coming— WOODLAND. 



AlfiamTirfl ThPflfrp Corner of Eddy and Jones Street 
-rt.UicU.IlUI cl X IlCcUXe Bela80o & Mayer.Prop.T6l. East 1877 

Commencing Monday night, January '22. all week. Matinees 
Saturday and Sunday only. 

Ilershell May all in a superb production of the most celt- 1 n I 

drama ever written 

DR. JEKYLL and MR. HYDE 

Prices— Evenings, inc. to 50c. : matinees 10c. 16c 26c. 
Note- Owing to the appearance of Madame Calve at this thea- 
tre on Thursday night. Jon. 25 and Saturday afternoon, Jan. J7. 
there will be no performances ol Jekyll and Hyde on these dates 

Belasco &. Mayer. Proprietors 
E. D. Price. Gen'l Mgr. Tel. Aloazar. 

Week commencing Monday Jan. 22. Regular matinees Satur- 
day ondHunday. . 
Owing to the enormous demand for seats. J. M- Barries de- 
lightful fantnsy 

THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON 

Will be continued another week. 

Evenings, 25c. to 75c; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 25c 
to 50c. 

Jan. 29— Postponed production of liiohard Walton Tully's col- 
lege farce 

A STRENUOUS LIFE 

(James Wobberts, Freshman). 



Alcazar Theatre 



Tivoli Opera House 



Corner Eddy and 

Mason Streets. 



Begining next Monday night. 

Last week of De Koveu As Smith's famous comic opera triumph 

FOXY QUILLER 
Regular matinee Saturday. 
Usual Tlvoll prices— 25c. 60c. 75c 
Next. OITenbaoh'a greatest comio opera 

THE BRIGANDS 



Grand Opera House 



One week only. Beginnim,' tomorrow (Sunday) matinee. 
The famous Swedish dialed ?omedy drama 

YON YONSON 

Interpreted by aspleudid company of players. 

Si-. — Tin- breaking of the log-jam : lumber camp in mid-winter: 

the funny Irish widow; the lumbermen's quartette. 
Regular matinee Saturday. Popular prices 280, fine. Tr.<-, 
Sunday matinee Jan. 28. 'Way Down East." 

rW^V*»m-ir» O'Farrell St. 

VjrpilCUIIl bet. Stockton and Powell Sts. 
Week eointneneincr Sunday Matinee, Jan. 21. 

5— BIG NEW ACTS— 5 



erbert's Dogs: 



Might Allisons: Lee liruiiin; The Vernon Troupe; E.stelIe_Wor- 
dette ,v Co.. Seville Mandeville: Rice .v Cady; He ' 
Orpheum Motion Pictures and last week of 

FRED LENNOX C& COMPANY 

Presenting "On His Uppers." by George Ade. 

Regular matinees every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 

and Sunday. 

Prices— 10c, 25c and 50c. 



Native Sons' Hall 



Hi Mason Street 

Next Friday evening. January 26. 

At 8.15 sharp. Third season 

THE MINETTI ORCHESTRA 

OIDLIO MINETTI. Director 
Benefit concert for the library fund. 

Assisted by Mr. Joaquin S. Wanrell. basso; Carlo Gentile, ac- 
companist. 

Tickets 75 and M cents, including reserved scats m sale ;tt 
Sherman, Olay & Co. Music Store on and after January 94th. 




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January ao. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



fferenl touch. Tbo inch diffei • 

twecn several ol th< 

ami a l>ftaillc. betw u ami Hu) 

» • « 

"A Fair E xc ha n ge," the amusing rlfenrj 
edy which waa first produced .11 the Liberty 
some g •. was presented Monday b) the Fifth 

Avenue Theatre Stock Company before two large 
audiences. I! i was interesting, mairilj 1.. 

cause it htm> to introduce lames Young, Jr.. win 1 in 
the future will share with A. II. Van Kim 11. the lead- 
ing male roles in the productions at Mr. Proctor's 
leading playhouse. He appears as Cliffe Austin, the 
part originally played by Thomas lv<ss. ami made a 
decidedly favorable impression, as did the other 
members of this really excellent company. Miss 
Bingham played Mrs. Ryerson, ami Mr. Van Buren 
had the engaging part of "Bob" Howe. 
-■* * * 

The second of Mr. Conried's "guests" this season. 
Rudolph Christians — the fir^t and. far most i.upoiiai 
being- Fran Gertrud Arnold — has made his re-appear- 
ance at the Irving Place Theatre in a new corned} I". 
( 'scar Blumenthal, "Dcr Schwur der Treue" — the 
"Promise of Faithfulness." 

It is a brilliant little play, depending for success 
upon the quality of its wit and the cleverness of its 
verse, rather than upon complication of plot. The 
scene is laid in Antwerp in the seventeenth century, 
but its subject is of to-day as well as of yesterday and. 
of to-morrow. A young Flemish painter proposes 
marriage to a burgher maiden, but refuses to promi-: 
to be faithful. Love may wander, he says ; how can 
one pledge constancy in a world of endless change? 
The girl resolves to take the risk, and in a reallv 
brilliant second act successfully applies a new method 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




Ufociety 



m 




Every one acknowledges that this is the most re- 
markable season of a decade. There has not been a 
single sumptuous entertainment to make the smart 
set sit bolt upright and realize that money sometimes 
talks to good purpose. Each day has been punctuated 
with affairs ranging from informal teas to big bridge 
parties, but not a single entertainment has set a 
standard for lavish entertaining. There has not even 
been a spectacularly smart wedding to make history 
for Hymen. The social calendar is crowded, to be 
sure, but not red-inked. The painter of the smart 
landscape will have to do it in drab monotone. 

Why? queries the student of affairs social, and echo 
answers not. Certainly it is not lack of golden ducats, 
for money is more plentiful now than in many a 
moon. Yet people who can afford to entertain with 
distinction are content to do things in a commonplace 
sort of way. A few private balls like the Barron 
affair have been delightful in every detail, but they 
have been small affairs, so that they have added noth- 
ing to the exhilaration of society in general. 

It is a notable fact that few of the people whose 
social status is all wool and a yard wide have enter- 
tained on a lavish scale, the most pretentious affairs 
invariably being given by the climbers. The anointed 
of society seem to regard entertaining as a bore, and 
in the full security of established position they make 
little effort to make things whirl. Unless something 
stirs the sluggishness, the season will have to be 
written down as a marvel in mediocrity. 
* * * 
One pretty event that brightened the week was the 
marriage of Miss Alice Treanor and Clarence Oddie. 
Mrs. Jordan, the bride's mother, has one of the pret- 
tiest homes in the Pacific Heights district, and in its 
gala attire of bloom the house was an exquisite set- 
ting for a wedding. Miss Treanor is a graduate of 
the University of California, and was considered the 
handsomest girl of her year. She made a beautiful 
bride, and as her attendants were all pretty girls 
the bridal party gladdened the most critical eye. Tin- 
decorations proved not only the artistic skill of the 
decorators, but the wonder and glory of California 
flora. Outside a cold, damp rain spread over the 
earth, and inside masses of beautiful pink blossoms 
gave a perfumed message of spring. Where else in 
the world does spring give flowery hints of her com- 
ing while the calendar still says winter? 

* * * 

An enjoyable little luncheon was that hostessed 
by Mrs. H. E. Huntington on Tuesday. Although it 
was a small affair, it was characterized by the delight- 
ful touches which Mrs. Huntington knows how to 
impart to her affairs. 

* * * 

Mrs. Jack Spreckels, who has gone to Coronado 
for her health, is finding under the southern skies 
the roses which illness banished from her cheeks. 
Mrs. "Jack" does not belong to the set which con- 
siders it "good form" to be blase, and her sparkling, 
animated personality is very refreshing. Her return 
to San Francisco will be eagerly awaited by the hosts 
of friends her girlish enthusiasm has won for her. 



January 20, 1906 

Society is getting ready to put its best foot forward 
for the reception of the George Goulds, who are plan- 
ning to visit San Francisco next month. Mrs. Gould 
is still a very beautiful woman, in spite of the face 
that she has a son old enough to enter college. Un- 
like most women whom matrimony has supplied with 
the golden spoon which fate forgot to leave at birth, 
Mrs. < i- mid is just as democratic as when she was 
Edith Kingdon, the fascinating actress. Several din- 
ner parties have been planned in their honor, but 
nothing can be very definitely arranged until their 
arrival. 

* * * 

The charity ball, to be given at the Palace Hotel on 
February 15th, for the benefit of the Telegraph Hill 
Neighborhood Association, is a foregone success, for 
with the list of patronesses who have agreed to inter- 
est themselves in the affair, no one from the inner 
circle to the fringe of society can afford to be absent. 
Bridge whist has very wisely been used to bait the 
older set, whose toes do not tingle at thought of 
dancing. Ten dollars is not considered exorbitant for 
a charity ball, but the tickets for this have been 
shaved down to five, which ought to satisfy the mean- 
est purse. 

* * * 

All sorts of reasons have been given for the aban- 
donment of the Mardi Gras, which had become al- 
most a fixture in the social firmament. One story is 
that Ned Greenway absolutely declined the manage- 
ment of the affair, and the directors realized that 
without Nled at the helm the undertaking would be 
mighty hazardous. Greenway is said to be tired of 
the aspersions cast on his motives for handling the 
-Mardi Gras, the knockers insisting that he managed 
to sell enough of his wine to more than pay him for 
his trouble. So Greenway thought he'd just retire 
and let some one else take the brunt of the manage- 
ment, and no one stepped forward worthy to wear 
the mantle of his greatness. So for the first time 
since the water came up to Montgomery street, Lent 
will not find King Carnival tripping on her toes. 



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January 20. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



It is about decided that thi 
will be en masque and till the place of the old M.ir.li 
But necessarily it cannot have all the delight- 
ful and cosmopolitan characteristics of the 

- at the Art institute. 

* « • 

Mrs. Isador Lowenberg will, as usual, give an 
elaborate luncheon at the Palace Hotel this year. 
The most prominent women in clubdom are always 
numbered among Mrs. Lowenberpr's guests, and the 
toasts have a tang that is quite masculine, and Speaks 
well for the sense of humor of San Francisco's club- 
women. 

* * * 
» * » 

Arrivals at Hotel Del Monte during the week end 
ing January 15th: Mrs. J. Jameson, W. \Y. Poole, 
Ira Judson Coe, O. M. Longergan, M. Schweitzer. 
Mr. and Mrs. H. Baumgartner, Mrs. A. A. Tafft, C. 
Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. j. H. Voorsanger, Miss C. M. 
l-'.asterday, A. Leigh, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rice 
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hager, Mr. and Mrs. \\ il- 
liam H. Taylor. Alberta Gallatin, J. W. Coffin, Jr., 
Dr. and Mrs. J. \Y. Robins, Miss Robins, Dr. and Mrs. 
Martin McAnlay, Miss L. A. Peters, Mrs. M. O. De 
Rouge. 

* * * 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gerstle and Mark, Jr., arrived 
in their automobile Tuesday, and stopped over night 
on their way south at Hotel Del Monte. 

* * * 

An automobile party enjoying a recent visit at Del 
Monte consisted of E. M. Hecht, Miss Edith Hecht, 
Miss Adelaid Hecht. 

* * * 

ENTERTAINMENTS. 

January 14 (Sunday) — Mrs. Otto Bendix gave a din- 
ner party. Members of the Sequoia Club gave 
a breakfast. Mrs. Eleanor Martin gave an infor- 
mal tea. 

January 15 (Monday — The Daughters of California 
Pioneers held a reception. Miss Edna Middle- 
ton gave a bridge party. The Skating Club held 
another meeting. Miss Frances Stewart was at 
home. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Deering entertained 
at dinner. Mrs. H. N. Gray gave a dinner party. 

January 6 (Tuesday) — Mrs. Henry Edward Hunting- 
ton gave a luncheon in honor of Mrs. W. P. 
Redington. Elizabeth Livermore gave a tea in 
honor of Miss Gertrude Ballard. Mrs. Ryland 
Wallace gave a bridge party. Mrs. George New- 
hall gave a bridge party. Mrs. Bernard Breedon 
gave a card party. The officers at the Presidio 
gave a hop. 

January 18 (Thursday) — The Misses Susan and Mary 
Ertz gave a dance in honor of Miss Dorothy 
Dustan. Mrs. Joseph Grant entertained at 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Creams. 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Creams are — try some, 
there's an indescribable charm. Otaly at Haas' Candy 
Stores, Phelan Building and James Flood Building. 



BURNS 

THE SHOE MAN 

$3.50 and $5.00 'Shoe Specials" 
112 Gee».rv Street 



*3 

bridge. Mrs 

iseph Trilli part} . 

Januarj 19 (Friday) — Mrs. itlcin Pomcroj 

i in honor of Mi>> ( hristine Roos 
Mrs, Mbuntford Wilson gave a tea. Mr. and Mrs. 
Harr\ Somers Youi reception. The As 

sembly Club gave another dance at the Palace 
Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Starr gave a dinner 
in honor of Miss Emily Chickering. 

January jo (Saturday) urie Gwin i- enter- 

taining at bridge. Mrs. Philip Bancroft is giving 
a luncheon in honor of Miss Dbroth) Dustan. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

January 10 (Tuesday) — Miss Alice Treanor, daugh- 
ter of Mrs. William Jordan, to Clarence Meigs 
Oddie. 

January 24 (Wednesday) — Miss Dbrotln Dustan to 
Lieutenant Peace. Miss Mlargaret Wilson to 
Lieutenant Harwood. 

January 31 (Wednesday)— Miss Ethel Crellin to 
Whipple Spear Hall. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 

Miss Helen Murison to Harry Francis Davis. 
MisS Gertrude Holmes to George Dudley Kierulff. 
Miss Grace Baldwin to Russell Selfridge. 



Not only the waterfall, the electric fountain, 

the thousand lights, the vast expanse, but the deli- 
cious cuisine, the perfect service and the delightful 
music appeal to the epicure when dining or supping 
at Tait's Cafe, in the James Flood Building. 



'Resourcefulness and alertness of unusual de- 
gree were exhibited in San Rafael last Wednesday 
when an automobile belonging to Frank H. Johnson, 
a commission broker of this city, caught fire from the 
carburetor. It all happened in a second, but the occu- 
pants were equal to the emergency, quickly forming 
an impromptu bucket brigade and taking advantage 
of the rain water that was pouring down the gutters. 
The water was poured on the burning machine, and 
the flames were extinguished in a short time. The au- 
tomobile was then taken to a garage and repaired. 
Most people under the circumstances would have 
wrung their hands and permitted the fire to burn itself 
out and totally destroy the valuable machine. 

A prevention of cruelty to man and beast 

society in New York has prevented a baby show. It 
is always so. Some one turns up at the wrong time 
to destroy incentive to competition. 



(A colored person posting a letter is not neces- 
sarily a blackmailer. 



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24 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



THEORY AND PRACTICE 



This is the way he thought he would pass his days 
when he entered the field of Literature : 

At 9 a. m. be awakened and served, after the bath, 
with cafe-complet. Dress leisurely, scan a morning 
paper while smoking a cigarette, read the letters in 
the morning mail, stroll down town to the bank about 
10:30 to deposit the checks from publishers brought 
by the postman. Back home, a couple of hours light 
work. Luncheon at the club, then a promenade or 
an automobile ride, getting material and inspiration. 
Afternoon tea at the salon of a noted patroness of 
art and letters. Dinner at 7 at a select Italian restau- 
rant with an admirable chef. Brilliant men and 
women, all intellectual giants in one way or another 
around the table — a mental orgy in every respect. 
Back to the apartments at midnight, after a glance 
into the opera house and a petit souper later. A book 
until overcome with sleep, when he dreams of being 
referred to as "the great journalist," and "King of 
Bohemia." 

Yes, that was the idea he had of it. Often he em- 
bellished the idea. 

Here is the way he really spends the average day 
in the great daily word-factory, where he got a job 
after hard striving: 

Reports for duty at 1 p. m. Is sent out to get two 
interviews and to "cover" a fire, incidentally spoiling 
a new suit of clothes in the smoking building. Back 
to office at 5 :3a Borrows a dollar, and dines at a 
near-by hash-joint. Spends early part of evening 
trying to get a woman to tell him if she is really mar- 
ried to her husband. Is hardly back at the office when 
he is sent to interview a human sphynx at a hotel. 
Returns finally to office at midnight, writes up at a 
mile-a-minute gait, and is about to go home, when 
a telephone call from police headquarters announces 
that a ghastly murder has been committed in a low 
dive. Chases out and works on it until the paper goes 
to press, when he pours down four high-balls in three 
minutes, goes home and dreams of mowing down 
battalions of "journalists" and "Bohemians" with a 
machine gun. 



The San Francisco brand of politics is fear- 
fully and wonderfully made, and the boss — that's 
Ruef — is trying to introduce the article into all the 
counties of the State, but the country folk can quar- 
antine against it if they step lively. 



Brazil is going to wreck the United States by 

imposing a high tax on our flour and breadstuffs. 
Let us retaliate by quitting eating Brazil nuts, or 
what is still better, incite the Kaiser's colony to 
start a revolution. 



— 1 — It is to be hoped the Street Commissioners 
will not have the audacity to claim credit for clean- 
ing the city the past week. A merciful Providence 
sent a lot of rain to play street sweeper. 



Cash Capital. SM.OOO. 



Cash Assets, $463,164 



PACIFIC COAST CASUALTY CO. 

OF CALIFORNIA. 
Head Office: Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. 

Marshal A. Frank Company, General Agent for California. 

Employers' Liability. General Liability, Teams, Elevators, 
Workmen's Collective, "Vessels, Burglary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers— Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman. Vice- 
President; F. A. Zane. Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurers; 
F. P. Deerlng, Counsel. 

Directors— A. Borel, H. E. Bothln, Edw. L. Brayton, Jno. C. 
Coleman, F. P. Deerlng, E. F. Green, I. W. Hellman, Jr., Geo. 
A. Pppe, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son, Win. 8. Tevis. 



NSURANCE 



T5he ATLAS 



AND 



MANCHESTER. 

Assurance Companies 
Have Moved 



TO THE 



ATLAS BUILDING 

NOS. 416-18-20 SACRAMENTO ST. 



Bet. Sansom* and Battery Sts. 



FIRE, MARINE AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

FIREMAN'S FUND 

Insurance Company of San Francisco, Cal. 
Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $6,500,000 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Co. of North America 

OF PHILADELPHIA. PENN. 

Paid-up Capital 'i'SSS'SiB 

Surplus to , Policyholders 5,<MZ,un> 

JAMES D. BA1UEY, General Agent, 202 Pi ne St.. 8. F. 

Royal Exchange Assurance of London, Eng. 

Incorporated A. D. 1720. 

FIRE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. 

Cash Capital J3.446.099.00 

Surplus to Policyholders. J8.59S.775.00 Total Assets, $26,408,073.00 

Losses Paid Exceed $210,000,000 

Pacific Department— 350 Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Dickson & Thieme. Managers. Nathan & Kingston, Local Man- 
agers. 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

OF HARTFORD. Established 1850. 

Capital $1,000,000.00 

Assets S.34°. I 36-94 

Surplus to Policyholders. . 2,414,921.16 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH. Manager Pacific Department. 
COLIN M. BOYD, Agent for San Francisco, 216 Sansome Street. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. 

(Limited) of Liverpool.) 

Capital 

Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Agents. 



$6,700,000 

316 California St.. S. F. 



PHENIX 

INSURANCE COMPANY OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 
J. H. LENEHAN, Gen. Agt.. CHICAGO, ILL. 

A. C. OLDS, State Agent for PacSfic Coai 

KOHL BUILDING. SAN FRANCISCO 

The Home Insurance Company, New York 

Capital $3,000,000 

Gross Cash Assets 17,300.000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourn- 
ers anvwhere In United States. Canada and Mexico. Insurance 
against loss b> Are, lightning, wind-storm or tornado. Indemnity 
for loss of rental Income by Are or lightning. 

H. L. ROFF. General Agent. 

GEO. M. MITCHELL, Metropolitan Manager. 
210 SANSOME ST. BAN FRANCISCO 



January 20, 1906 SAN FRANCISCO 

THE WORLD OF MUSIC 



The pupils of I >r. il. I. Stewart recital in 

the California Qub auditorium last wednesdaj • 
in£. which had many features of merit. The pro- 
gramme included the following: Piano Solo — Pri 
1 horal and Fugue, Franck, Mr-. Josephine 

Crew Aylwin; Aria— Ballatella (Pagliacci), Leonca 
vallo, Miss Florence Darby; Aria— "Ahl rendimi" 
(Mitrane), Ro<si (1645), Miss Leola S. Stone; Song 
— The Hills of Skye, Victor Harris. Mis- R,, >( - Brod- 
erick; Aria — "L'insana parola" (Aida), Verdi, Miss 
\'iola Samter; Aria — "Addio, terra Nativa" (L'Afri- 
caine), Meyerbeer, Mrs. Carolyn Crew Rasor; Aria 
— Rage, Thou Angry Storm (The Gipsy's Warning), 
Benedict, Mr. Oliver Le Noir; Trio — "If My Songs 
Had Airy Pinions." Halm, Miss Florence Darby, Miss 

Ruby Roylance and Miss Leola S. Stone. 

* * * 

The Minetti Orchestra will give its initial concert 
of the third season at Native Sons' Hall, January 
26th. Conscientious rehearsals under their efficient 
leader, Giulio Minetti, is an assurance of the thor- 
oughly professional-like rendition of the programme. 
The following members of the orchestra are making 
special effort not only as players, but otherwise, to 
insure the general success of the concert: Mrs. C. C. 
Powers, Miss May Ludlow, Miss Edna Cadwallader, 
Miss Grace Muller, Miss Miignon Schoken, Mr. 
George Newbauer and others. 

The programme will include: Rossini's "William 
Tell" Overture ; Chopin's "Funeral March ;" Verdi's 
Recitative and Cavatina from "Nabucco," by Mr. 
Joaquin S. Wanrell ; Leoncavallo's Selection from 
"Pagliacci;" Alvarez' "La Partida," by Mr. Joaquin 
S. Wanrell; Gluck's "Gavotte Armide;" Schumann's 
"Evening Song;" Boccherini's "Minuet, "and Auber's 
"Masaniello" Overture. 



1 Geo. T. Marsh's store, 214 Post street, has a 
fine collection of Japanese art goods, carefully se- 
lected by experts. In variety, value and beauty the 
stock cannot be surpassed. 



Security Savings Bank 

316 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, Cat. 

Authorized Capital $1,000,000 

Paid-up Capital 600,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 280,000 

Banking by mail a specialty. 

Directors— William Babcock. S. L. Abbot, D. Baldwin. Jos 
D. Grant, E. J. McCutchen, L. F. Monteagle, R. H. Pease. War- 
ren D. Clark, James L. Flood, J. A. Donohoe, John Parrott, 
Jacob Stern. 



The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 



HEAD OFPICE-18 Austin Friars, London. E. C. 
Capital Authorized. S6,0(io.(0o Paid-up, $1,500,000 

Subscribed. $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, $700,000 

The bank Transacts a ge neral banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and issues letter* of credit available through- 
out the world. Sends bill- for collection, loans money, buys and sells 

exchange and bullion. _ w „ ,„„., „ 

IGN. STEINHABT, P. N. LILIENTHAL. Managers. 
T. FBIEDLANDEE, Cashier. 



Member Stock and Bond Exchange. 

J. C. Wilson 

BROKER 

STOCKS and BONDS. INVESTMENT SECURITIES 

488 California Street, San Francisco 
Telephone Main 535. KOHL BUILDING 



NEWS LETTER. 35 

BANKING. 

The San Francisco National Bank 

't:"ftM oornsr or 8ansoma and I'lno 8ta.. Hun Francisco. 
Junius K. Wilson, President: w m Pierce Johnson. V*lo*-PrMl- 
osnt; <\ K. Mcintosh, vice-president: F. w. Hit, cannier; 
1. Darts, Assistant ('ashler. 

I Bnrplus and Cndirlded Profits, *ne,ooo, 

tors— William Pierce Johnson, William .1. Dutton, Geo. A. 
George Aimer Newhaii. w. 11 Tali 
D. M"r(.>n. C K Mcintosh. James K. Wilson. 

Is— ...'W fork— Hanover National Hank, Chemical National 
Bank. Boston— National Shawmut Bank. Philadelphia— Drexel 
Continental National Hank. St. Louis— Morhan- 
ttlonal Bank. Denver— National Bank of Commerce. Kan- 
sas City i'Trst National Bank. boniion-Brown, Shipley & Co 
Paris— Morgan. Harjes ft Co. Dresdner Bank. Berlin. 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which Is amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia. 
HEAD OFFICE— TORONTO. 
Paid-up Capital. $10,000,000 Reserve Fund, $4.$oo,ooo 

Aggregate Resources, over I08.00O.IXIO. 
HON. GEORGE A. COX. President. 
B. E. WALKER. General Manager. Alex. Laird. Asst. Gen. Mgr. 
LONDON OFFICE— «0 Lombard St.. E. C. 
NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlin, Cranbrook, 
Fernle. Greenwood. Kamloops. Ladysmlth, Nanaimo, Nelson, 
New Westminister, Penticton. Princeton, Vancouver and Victoria. 
IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 
IN UNITED STATES— Portlano. Seattle and Skagway (Alaska). 
Also 12 other branches, covering the principal points in Alberta, 
Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Eastern Canada. 
BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of 
Scotland, Lloyds' Bank, Ltd. The Union of London and Smith's 
Bank, Ltd. 
AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 
AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 

San Francisco Office 325 California Street. 

A. KAINS. Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Asst. Manager. 

London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 

N. W. COR. SANSOME AND SUTTER STS. 
Subscribed Capital, $2,500,000. Paid-up Capltal,$2,000,000 

Reserve Fund. $1,150,000. 
Head Ofnce-^IO Threadneedle St., London, E. C. 
AGENTS — New York — Agency of the London, arls and Ameri- 
can Bank, Limited, No. 10 Wall street, N. Y. ; Paris — Messrs. 
Lazard Freres ft Cie., 17 Boulevard Poisaonlere. Draw direct 
on the principal cities of the world. Commercial and Travelers' 
credits Issued. 

SIG. GREENEBAUM, Manager; H. S. GREEN, Sub-Manager; 
R. ALTSCHUL, Cashier. 

Continental Building & Loan Association 

Established In 1889. OF CALIFORNIA. 

301 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Subscribed Capital $17,000,000 

Paid-in Capital 3,600,000 

Profit and Reserve Fund 460,000 

Interest paid on deposits at the rate of 6 per cent per annum 
on term and 5 per cent on ordinary deposits. 

Dr. Washington Dodge, President; William Corbln, Secretary 
and General Manager. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

710 Market St., Opposite Third. 

Guaranteed Capital $1,000,000 

Paid-up Capital 800,000 

Surplus 320,000 

Deposits, January 1, 1906 10,218.801 

JAMES D. PHELAN, President; S. G. MURPHY, Vice-Presi- 
dent; JAMES A. HOOPER, Vice-President; GEORGE A. STORY. 
Cashier; C. B. HOBSON, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors— James D. Phelan, S. G. Murphy, John A. Hooper, 
James Moffltt, Frank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph 
Spreckels, James M. McDona.d, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co., or 
exchange on city banks. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

526 CALIFORNIA ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 

Guaranteed Capital and Surplus $2,626,763 61 

Capital actually paid-up in cash l.uou.ouu 

Deposits, December 80, ifl05 39, 112.812. 82 

F. Tillman, Jr., President; Daniel Meyer, First Vice-President; 
Emil Rohte, Second Vice-President; A. H. K. Schmidt, Cashier; 
William Herrmann, Asst. Cashier ; George Tourney, Secretary ; 
A. H. Muller, Aset. Seoretary ;"W- S. Goodfellow. General Attorney. 

Directors— F. Tillman, Jr., Daniel Meyer. Euiil Kohte, Ign. Stein- 
hart, I. N. Walter, N. Ohlandt, J. "W. Van Bergen, E. T. Kruse. W. 8. 
Go»d fellow. 

Central Trust Company of California 

42 i^ontgomery St., Uan Francisco, Cal. 

Authorized Capital $3,000,000 

Paid-up Capital and Keserve 1,725,00U 

Authorized to act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian or 
Trustee. Check accounts solicited. Legal depository for money 
in Probate Court proceedings. Interest paid on Trust Deposits 
and Savings. Investments carefully selected. 



2P 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



INSURANCE 



There are times in a man's life 
when things become monotonous. 
This is one of them. Year by year 
— at least ten — have I been called 
on to write something about the 
annual statement of the Fireman's 
Fund. Again 1 have to write tin- 
same old story of prosperity. In- 
crease in assets, increase in rein- 
surance reserve, and last and big- 
gest, increase in net surplus. On 
this page is an excerpt from the 
Journal of Commerce, which can- 
not be refuted in any better man- 
ner than by a request that the 
statement of the Fireman's Fund 
be carefully read. The fire insur- 
ance business of the United States 
has not gone to pot, or if it has 
the Fireman's Fund is either able 
or lucky. A nice cool half million 
add to NET surplus stands for the 
results of the past year's fire un- 
derwriting on the part of the Fire- 
man's Fund. 

The old reliable Phenix of 
Brooklyn evidently has been doing 
business during the past year. It 
wrote in California close to $160,- 
000 in premiums. In San Fran- 
cisco alone it received nearly $62,- 
000, and all this with the phe- 
nomenally low loss ratio of 25 per 
cent. 

* * * 

Under the management of A. A. 
Allen, the Northwestern National 
Insurance Company of Milwau- 
kee has exceeded its record in fire 
underwriting. A premium in- 
come in San Francisco of over 
eleven thousand dollars, and Cali- 
fornia premiums of over $90,000, 
with a loss ratio of a fraction over 
thirty per cent. This speaks well 
for Mr. Allen's abilities as an uri 
derwriler, and ought to make both 

him and the company happy. 

* * * ' 

Underwriting ability of the right 
kind resulted in the Dickson & 
Theime Agency being in the aver- 
age class as to loss ratios. 

The Royal Exchange had a pre- 
mium income in San Francisco of 
$56,650; had a total of California 
premiums of over $150,000. Dick- 
son & Theime represent the Royal 
Exchange, the Austrian Phoenix, 
the Concordia, and the Spring Gar- 
den. All the companies in the 
agency show an increase of busi- 
ness and a satisfactory loss ratio. 

* * * 

Mr. A. C. Olds, State Agent of 
the Phenix of Brooklyn, lias left 
the city to meet at Denver General 
Agent Lenhehan. 



CALIFORNIA FIRE BUSINESS FOR 1905. 

San California business. 

Francisco Amount Losses 

Company. Agent. Premiums. Written Premiums. Paid. Ratio 

California Geo. W. Brooks « 22,684 » 3,418,728 > 46,268 8 6.288 13.5 

r'iremans Fund Louis Weinmann 77, fins 27,. 512,577 495,184 208 198 42 2 

Home Fire ami Marine Stephen D. Ives 81.108 11. .500,785 215,734 110,477 51.2 

Pacific Underwriters McNear & Wayman. . 20,632 5,550,764 88,669 39/,] 3 44.6 



Totals 8 151,927 8 48,012,854 8 845,855 8 364.576 40.9 



kachcn & Munich 

\lliance 

\tlas 

Ytlas-Manchestcr 

Austrian Phoenix 

British America 

Caledonian 

Commercial Union 

Hamburg- lire men 

Law Union & Crown 

Liverpool & London & Globe. 

London 

London & Lancashire 

New Zealand 

North British 

North German 

Norwich Union 

Northern 

Palatine 

Phoenix 

Prussian National 

Royal 

Roval Exchange 

Rhine & Moselle .. 

Scotch (Underwriters 

Scottish Union 8: National.. . 

State 

Sun Insurance Office 

Svea 

Transatlantic 

Union 

Western 



Cesar Bertheau 8 

C F. Mullins 

F.J. Devlin 

F. J. Devlin 

Dickson & Theime.... 

W. L. W. Miller 

T. J. Conroy 

C F. Mullins 

R. Herald, jr 

Catton, Bell&Co 



C D. Haven. 

W. J. Landers 

Wm. Macdonald 

Clinton Folger 

Tom C. Grant 

Walter Speyer 

W. H. Lowden 

F. L. Hunter 

C. F. Mullins 

W. Irving 

W.J. Loaiza 

Rolla V. Watt 

Dickson & Theime — 

Syj&Co 

T. J. Conroy 

T. I. A. Tiedeman.... 

Wm. Macdonald 

C. A. Henry 81 Co.... 
Edward Brown&Sons. 

V. C. Driffield 

Cotton, Bell & Co 

W. L. W. Miller 



FO 

49,422 
43,749 
89.792 

5,63!) 
80,557 
13.333 
17,:::' I 
49,002 
56,180 
28,029 
66,873 
87,719 
68,557 
29,299 
44,569 
58,946 
S0,395 
63,690 
84,209 
53,889 
18,143 
83.601 
56.529 
59.649 

4,697 
21,916 
15,490 
40.019 
25,1155 
73,947 
42,302 
17,468 



REIGN COMPANIES, 
i 7.976,790 8 130,199 S 

6,981,752 104,782 

8,384,242 126.434 

1.850,091 28,830 

4.015,185 64,273 

3.824,182 67,776 

7,928,036 145,858 

9,626,600 155,190 

7,223,814 111,690 

4,093,553 63,590 

18,518,106 283,133 

12,212,791 185,040 

16.11C.406 234,939 

5.686,885 90,045 

9,816,061 147,961 

7,866,135 109,490 

7,010,144 124,134 

8,606,834 131,390 

6,070,861 93.961 

11,580,249 148,208 

8,072,082 97,069 

16,674,013 281,198 

9,910,241 160.3U3 

7,366.417 106,417 

620,023 7,826 

5.289..531 81,229 

2,874.312 42,331 

8,699.017 152,115 

6,639.302 122,418 

111,472. 119 150.256 

6,809,089 105,929 

7,199,176 103,115 



47,745 36.? 

62,765 60. J 

29,627 23.1 

6,919 20.J 

15,183 23.5 

21,469 31.' 

53.002 36.-; 

47,132 80.?, 

45,266 40.° 

26.268 41. i 

87,056 SO." 

73,727 40.0 

104,38.5 44 4 

28.038 SI, 1 

48.990 29." 

42,025 38.4 

57,466 4fi.2 

56,810 44.7 

18,28.1 19.4 

49,495 33 3 

48,704 50.1 

114.540 40.7 

69,892 40.4 

UI-..7M5 25 1 

5,327 68 

29.055 36.5 

14,749 84.8 

66,074 43.4 

66,931 16.5 

47,989 32.0 

40,366 38.9 

57,988 66.2 



Totals 81,340,884 8246,016,372 88,947,189 81,477,564 37.4 



/Etna 

Alliance, iPa 

American, Boston 

Agricultural 

American, N. J 

American Central 

American, Pa _ 

Assurance Co., of America ... 

Atl.mta-Bcrmingham 

Austin 

British American 

Caledonian American 

Calumet 

Citizens 

Connecticut 

Continental 

Commercial Union 

Colonial Underwriters 

Concordia 

Delaware 

Dutchess 

Eagle 

E.piitable 

Kire Association 

Franklin 

German American 

GermanAlliance (lis. Ass'n... 

German National 

ii 1 mania 

German, 111 

Glens Falls 

Globe-Rutgera 

I .erman, Peoria 

Girard F. & M 

Hanover 

Hartford 

Home 

Indemnity Fire 

1 11,. Co. of North America 

Mercantile, Boston 

Mich igan 

Milwaukee Mechanics 

Nassau 

National 

New York Fire 

Niagara 

New York Underwriters Ag'cy 

Northwestern National 

Northwestern F. & M 

North German 

North River 

New Hampshire ... 

N'ational Union 

Orient 

Philadelphia Underwriters. . . . 

Pelican 

I'henix of Brooklyn 

Pennsylvania 

Phoenix, Hartford 

Providence Washington 

l^uecn 

UueenCity 

Rochester German 

Security, Baltimore 

Security, N. H 

Springfield 

St. Paul 

s,.rinc Garden 

I'radert 

I'eutonia 

Union, Pa 

I'nited Firemans 

Victoria '. - 

Westchester 

Williamsburg City 



Boardman & Spencer. . 

J. D. Bailey 

C. J. Stovel 

Edward Brown StSons 

Gordon & Frazer 

Christensen, Edw. & G 
Edward Brown &Sons. 

Watson, Tayior-Sperry 

C. G. Yates 

W. L. W. Miller 

T.J. Conroy . 



COMPANIES 

8 44,789 8 

15,801 

12,3-18 

16,343 

9,160 

19,880 

27.559 

680 

6,289 

4,337 

8,013 

8,836 

Watson, Tavlor-Sperry 18,824 

Palachett Hewitt 17,588 

Benj. J. Smith 

A. G. Nason 

C. F. Mullins 

McNear S; Wayman.. 

Dickson & Theime .. 

Edward Brown iiSons. 

C.J. Stovel 

A. G. NasOn 

Louis Weiumano 

Gutte& Frank 

Geo. F. Grant 

Geo. H. Tyson 

Geo. H. Tyson 

C. H. Ward 

W. H. Breeding 

C. H. Ward. 

E. E. Potter 

Edward Brown & Sons 

Duncan & Rchfisch . . . 

C. J. Siovel 

Cesar Bertheau 

Palache ft Hewitt 

H. L. Rolf 

W. H. Lowden 

J. D. Bailey 

Christensen, Edw. & G 

C. A. Henry &Co.... 

L. L. Bromwell 

C. J. Stovel 

t ,eo. D. Dornin 

C. J. Siovel 

W. J. Landers 

Mann & Wilson 

A. A. Allen 

A. M. Warren 

J. H. Ankeley 

C. J. Stovel 

Geo. H. Tyson 

A. G. Nason 

Wm. Macdonald 

Gutte & Frank 

W. Irving 

A. C. Olds 

Russell '.V.Ofbora.... 

Geo. H. 1 yson 

J.F.D Curtis 

Rolla V. Watt 

L. S. Frudenfeld 

T. C. Conroy 

J. II Ankeley 

E. E. Potter 

Geo. D. Dornin 

Christensen, Edw. &G 

Dickson cs Theime 

Gordon & Frazer 

Mann & Wilson 

Russell W. Osbom... 

Gutte & Prank 

Canon, Bell & Co 

K. E. Potter 

E. E. Potter 



34 196 
33,936 

4,110 
12,244 

6.315 
12,551 
14,167 
11,967 

5,817 
28,778 
20,918 
44.589 

7,384 
16,706 
46,550 

59,80! 

17.656 

16,028 
14,752 
13,747 
23, 167 
72,286 
39.778 

4,781 
48,938 
13,019 

7,935 
34,269 

7.391 
80,201 

6,903 
33,126 
73,552 
11,039 

11,628 
9,0 .0 
8.928 
20.916 
14,372 
8,921 
7,252 
61,844 
53,189 
28,049 
15,7.56 
24,054 
1,992 
10.701 
7,817 
6,149 
26,160 
18,705 
9,519 
68,096 
5,315 
8,729 
11,045 



15,862 



OF OTHER STA'l 

10,640,316 8 165,556 

2,521,192 83,831 

3.453,829 50,242 

2,640.7X1 48,393 

B.480 I i 53,080 

4.777,036 74,380 

6,645,375 100,507 

174, 299 2,056 

906,095 12,302 

8,620.879 58,128 

478,240 7,872 

1,270.621 21,658 

2.196.914 82,184 

8,689.221 68,079 

9,144,905 149,444 

16,399.727 223,697 

712,458 10,668 

::. ,297 62,477 

1,894,719 22,340 

2,108.891 33,656 

4,053.143 70,439 

1,677,877 2.5,840 

1,720,416 32,820 

4,892,419 78,505 

4,693,716 77,060 

11,603,463 187,721 

8,205,041 50,226 

68,406 

9.198.897 124,116 

15,455,788 190,534 

6,255,027 81,665 

2,729,731 43,612 

2,842,882 46,901 

4,827,522 78,827 

4,004,843 64.755 

18,620,634 295.172 

17,052,305 289330 

1,168,152 18,379 

10,675,273 169,081 

2,681,861 39,119 

1,607,715 30,197 

11.791,896 155.872 

1,658,178 27,851 

6,393,202 114.971 

1,341,449 22,798 

6 810,398 96,578 

1 1 ,809. 812 188,535 

7,203,358 90,155 

351,525 6,862 

2.018,659 29,793 

2,129,704 86,501 

2,540.213 89,644 

5.473.974 73,047 

2,710,289 37,552 

2,244,520 86,974 

1,297,961 16,885 

10,758,912 159,530 

9,333,475 160.878 

7,706,009 122,747 

8,056.522 50,780 

7,238.635 121,543 

596,310 10.785 

1,843,480 34,790 

1,268,72] 18.611 

1,426,022 20,181 

5,784,508 104,243 

4,684 >"l 71.103 

1,570,737 25.2118 

9,894,049 145,699 

945,561 14,781 

1,161,869 17,176 

1,511.072 22,6.55 



ES. 



4.597.718 
5,143,810 



119.648 
76.647 



60,457 
12.178 
23.667 
14,848 
1 1,666 
28.96.= 
39,177 
140 
293 

6.430 

2,256 
12.572 

4,392 
21,02' 
62,029 
77,333 

2,697 
25.7.80 

2.686 
11.70.1 
35,890 
807 
15.576 
30,676 
48,618 
72,:;i:: 
12,934 
29,772 
62.730 
69,876 
81.280 

9,181 

8,331 
25,940 
25,966 
103.131 
106.910 

9.949 
64,928 
13,951 
12 609 
67,577 

7,140 
62,360 

5,617 
41,714 
66,843 
29,382 

11,784 
7.757 
15,226 
22,966 
13,771 
8,984 
6.360 
39,892 
74.961 
61.011 
20,027 
57,982 
3,859 
16,032 
1,898 
326 
37.88:1 
27,958 
6.806 
66,015 

6.928 



21,781 

80 -1. 



77.0 
42.0 
34.2 
27.4 

38.9 
38.9 

i.i 

12.7 
29.0 
58.0 
13.6 
•36.1 
41.5 
34.5 
25.3 
49.1 
120 
34.7 
50.9 
3.1 
47.6 
39.7 
63.0 
38.5 
2. ,7 
43.5 
42.4 
36.6 
38.6 
21.0 
17.7 
32 9 
40.1 
34 9 
::<">.:' 
54.1 
38.4 
85.6 
41.7 
43.3 
25.6 
54.2 
24.6 
44.0 
3.5.4 
30.6 

89.5 
21.2 
38.4 
31.4 
36 6 
2s.2 
r,7.7 
25.0 
46.5 
41.1 
40.6 
49.8 
3.5.9 
43.2 
7.4 

36.3 
39.1 
26.9 
88.1 
26.7 
40.8 
33.5 

31.2 
10.2 



Totals 81,484,617 8848,846,744 8 6,494,326 8 2.036.768 87.0 



January ao, 1906 SAN FRANCISCO 

The News Letter herewith publishes bj the 1 

of tin- Pacific Underwriter the results ol thi 

insurance business in San I 1 nd .>n the 1 

he past year. The figures afford .1 wl 
chances to wonder wh) and when. 

I lure are some startling advances in premium in- 

nc. 

I here are some startling decreases. 

San Francisco alone paid almost thirty-three and .1 
third per cent, .t two million nine hundred and 
eighty dollars. 

* * * 

The average loss ratio for the California companies 
totals a fraction over 40 per cent. 

The general average for the Slate i- 37 per cei 
at the tirst glance it would appear that the local com- 
panies' average was 3 per cent higher than outsider,-. 

This, however, on a careful analysis of the figures. 
would not be correct. If the home, lire and marine 
loss average of 51 per cent and the California low 
loss ratio (a new company) of 13 per cent be elimi- 
nated, the result would leave the Fireman's Fund 
with a loss ratio in California of a shade below 40 
per cent. 

* * * 

C. J. Stovel, 122 Montgomery street, has taken on 
two more companies, the Buffalo German, of Buffalo, 
N. V., and the New Brunswick Fire Insurance Co., 
of New Jersey. Manager Stovel's office shows a loss 
ratio of only 36 per cent for the State of California, 
which is regarded at his office as a satisfactory show- 
ing. 

* * * 

In conformity to its regular custom, the Fireman's 
Fund called in its special agents to attend the annual 
meeting of the Fire Underwriters' Association of the 
Pacific. It wined, dined and enthused them at the an- 
nual banquet. The place selected this year was the 
Pacific Union Club. Aside from the officials the fol- 
lowing out-of-town specials were in evidence : Frank 
G. White, Denver, State Agent Colorado, Wyoming, 
and New Mexico ; kobert D. Hunter, special agent 
northeast California; Weldon D. Whelan, special 
agent southern California and Arizona; A. C. Thorn- 
ton, special agent central California; John S. French, 
special agent, home office special; PL P. Blanchard. 
special agent Oregon, Washington east of Cascades, 
Idaho and Montana; J. V. Spears, Dallas, state agent 
Texas and Indian Territory ; C. R. Thompson, special 
agent Oregon and Washington west of Cascades ; 
Grayson Dutton, special agent Utah and Nevada. 

* * * 

Mr. T. E. Janes has been appointed Metropolitan 
manager of the plate glass business of the Pacific 
Surety Company. 

* * * 

Mr. Gus Burling has ceased to affiliate with the 
Employers' Liability, and has transferred his ener- 
gies to the U. S. Fidelity and Guaranty Company. 

* * * 

Manager Mullins, of the Alliance and Commercial 
Union Insurance Company, finds it necessary in self- 
protection to call attention to the fact that there is a 
distinction and a difference between the Alliance of 
London and an American company of the same name. 

* * * 

"The fire losses for the United States and Canada 
during the calendar year 1905, compiled by the Jour- 
nal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin, reached 
the sum of $175,157,800, which is a larger amount than 
in any year in the nistory of the country, except those 
in which disastrous conflagrations occurred, such as 
1871, 1872 and 1904. Considering that there were no 



NEWS LETTER. 



37 



\er\ large lires during 1905, the total lovs 1-. r.ithrr 

. and i>- on nted for b) im r< 

valuations of ,,| an unusual num- 

ber of medium si/.d BrcS." This from a journal of 

the standing in the financial world like thai occupii il 
by the Journal of Commerce is rather amusing. The 
medium-sized tires make the average. The confla- 
grations upset it. rin- News I. ■tier ventures the 
prediction that the totals of the figures when obtain- 
able will show a slightl} lower loss ratio for 
than for 1904. 

* * * 

An important event in Pacific Coast insurance his- 
lory was the removal this week of the Atlas and 
Manchester Assurance < ompanies into their fine new 
building at 416-418-420 Sacramento street, between 
Sansome and Batter) . 

This move, marking at once the growth of insur- 
ance and business in general on the Pacific Coast, 
as well as the remarkable development of the Atlas 
and Manchester Companies, was demanded by the 
latters' having outgrown their former quarters, the 
Atlas being too big for their old place at 309 San- 
some street, and the Manchester requiring more 
room than they had at 32^ California street." 

The new quarters of the two companies, which 
have been combineu within the past two years, were 
purchased by the new occupants, and entirely refitted, 
being made into handsome offices, with plenty of 
room and all conveniences, making an up-to-date 
office building, in which the business of the com- 
panies may be transacted with added facilities. 

The Atlas Company, which is nearly a hundred 
years old, has been doing business on the Pacific- 
Coast for the past twenty-one years with remarkable 
success. By following conservative methods and 
carefully guarding its surplus, it has enjoyed a pros- 
perity which is a feature of the insurance world. 

About two years ago the Atlas absorbed the Man- 
chester Company, thus addinp- greatly to the volume 
of its business and to its general prosperity. The 
two companies in union now constitute an organiza- 
tion which is a monument of strength. 

The Manchester, itself a strong, reliable and ancient 
firm, has profited as well by the merger, its policy- 
holders benefiting from the additional security fur- 
nished by the increased guarantee supplied by the 
Atlas funds, which amount to more than $25,000,000. 
The managers of the united companies anticipate 
an even larger business in the near future, and with 
their ample accommodations and enhanced facilities 
in the new office building, they will be able to do 
better than ever before. 

The lower floor of the new' building will be occu- 
pied by the managerial offijees, city and county de- 
partments and city solicitors. The upper floor will 
be used by the .jook-keepers, accountants, steno- 
graphers and other clerks. The special agents will 
have separate offices partitioned off. H. M. Newhall 
will continue as city agents of the companies, and will 
shortly remove to their new offices, 110-112-114 Bat- 
tery street. 

* * * 
W. L. Hathaway, of Portland, Ore., has relieved 
Stanley Forbes of the California, Nevada and Hawaii 
Territory for the M'utual Life Insurance Company of 
New York. This office has been in the Forbes fam- 
ily for two generations. The late A. B. Forbes held 
it for many years, and upon his death the agency 
.was inherited by his son, Stanley, who had been 
cashier. Mr. Forbes voluntarily resigned for pel 
sonal reasons. 



28 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



The Stcvcns-Duryca 




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Abundance of Clearance for Califor- 
nia Roads. 

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Formerly of 49 City Hall Ave. 



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AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES 

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Just Opened. Complete Stock on Hand. 

503-505 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, Cal. 



PiiOMPT SERVICE 

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Supply Electric Batteries for Automobiles. 

Best Repair Shop in Town. Electrical Supplies, Machinery. 

House Wiring and Repairing. 

No. 28 SECOND ST. Under Grand Hotel. TEL. BUSH 352 




FRANK! IN TYPE E. Four-cylinder Runabout 
rnnnilbin or Gentleman'. Roadster. 1906 Model 

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Car load of 1906 models has arrived. 



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San Francisco 



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January ao. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



ag 




\\ hen automobiling was introduced, it was a com- 
mon saying that motoring was the si" >rt of K 
as it formerly had been said of horse-racing. Of 
course, all Americans rank as kings, so that the uni- 
versal adoption of automobiles in this country merely 
proves this saying. But through Europe, and Asia. 
for that matter, the crowned heads have taken to 
the automobile and some of the kings and potentates 
have expended large sums in having automobiles 
built for them finer than the ordinary mortal would 
care to use. 

* * * 

King Edward, of England, is constantly adding to 
his already extensive line of automobiles, patronizing 
mainly the English and German makes. He has re- 
cently placed an order for a new English car, which 
will be delivered to him shortly. 

His Majesty's cars are the only ones in the king- 
dom which bear no number plate, as even the Prince 
of Wales makes no exception to the general rule. 
Many tales are told of the little adventures resulting 
from the absence of the numbers from the King's 
cars. Only a short time ago an energetic policeman, 
seeing an unnumbered car flash past him on a country 
road, telephoned to the police sergeant of the nearest 
town to hold up the offending vehicle, which was 
promptly done, to the bewilderment of the police 
officer, when he was made acquainted with the iden- 
tity of the inmate of the car. 

The King is a great lover of speed, and is no re- 
specter of the legal limit whenever a fine stretch of 
road gives an opportunity for a sprint. The Queen, 
who owns a charming white Wolseley car, prefers 
a measured pace, but her grandchildren of Wales 
enjoy nothing better than a ride with the monarch 
himself. The King's chauffeurs wear no distinctive 
uniform, but a dark blue serge suit and the regula- 
tion staff cap to match. The mechanician-footman 

has, in contradistinction, a white canvas cap. 

* * * 

The second annual banquet of the Automobile 
Club of California takes place in the white and gold 
room of the Hotel St. Francis a week from to-night. 

"Los Angeles," according to Hearst's paper of that 
city, "is second only to New York in this country in 
the number of automobiles owned by its citizens." 
This is suggestive, for it shows that man or woman 
can't remain cooped up in this country when the 
glorious sunshine beckons and the zephyrs are sing- 
ing anthems in the foliage of every tree. It is true 
there are only 364 days of this kind in a year in 
California, but that is enough to make it worth 
while to own an automobile. 

* * * 

Nearly ten thousand dollars is yet needed to build 
the proposed pleasure boulevard from this city to 
San Mateo. R. P. Schwerin, President of the Auto- 
mobile Club of California, has sent out the follow- 
ing letter, which is self-explanatory : 

"Referring to subscription to the new boulevard : 
Please be advised that the sum in bank is $30,100, 
which, with the $5,000 available from San Mateo 
County, makes a total of $35,100. Under the original 
estimate of the engineers, the amount necessary to 



build this boulevard wa Upon recei| 

the actual tenders, however, for the constructio 

this road il .i|>p. .irs thai under the lowest bid, BJ 
shown by the detailed statement, the cost of a 2? 
roadwa) would be $44,037. For each additional five 
ii roadway the expense would be $7,500. We all 
jnize the necessity of this road and the benefits 
which are hound to accrue to this community. Would 
therefore earnest]) request your co-operation to the 
end that additional interest lie solicited to raise tin- 
amount necessary, namely, $8,937. There may be 
some who are willing to increase their present sub- 
scriptions, and under the circumstances 1 should be 
very glad to receive additional assistance from all 
old subscribers. The fund is still held in trust under 
the original understanding, namely: If the total 
amount necessary to build this boulevard cannot be 
raised, the subscriptions shall be returned to the sub- 
scribers, anil any additional subscriptions will be 
taken solely upon this basis." 
* * * 
A jolly party of Easterners, consisting of Fred 
Bautz and family and Judge Archer and his family, 
left Bridgeport, Connecticut, recently, and are at 
present en route to California in two automobiles. 

Southern California may soon have a beach racing 
course of her own, though it can never hope to at- 
tain even nearly the prominence of the classic stretch 
of sand that separates Ormond and Daytona on the 
east coast of Florida, where next week the fleet 
racers of half a dozen countries will gather in an 
effort to drive two miles a minute. 




If you are thinking of buying an automobile, there are a hun- 
dred reasons why you should get a Cadillac. Don't decide upon 
a machine until you have thoroughly investigated the remarkably 
fine and complete line offered for 1906. From it you can select 
a car to suit any requirements, whether a smart runabout at $750, 
a 40 horsepower touring car at $3,750 or one of the several inter- 
mediate types. 

We^want you — everybody— to compare, point for point, the 
many advantageous features of the Cadillac. Then you will 
appreciate why it is the most easily operated, most economi- 
cally maintained, most dependable of motor cars. In beauty of 
design and finish it is unsurpassed. 

We can offer no greater argument of Cadillac superiority than 
the" fact that in four years the Cadillac Motor Car Company has 
grown from a small beginning to the largest automobile manu- 
facturing establishment in the world. 

Don't fail to see the Cadillac at the New York and Chicago 

Automobile Shows. 

Illustrated booklet s£ and address of nearest dealer sent upon request. 

CADILLAC MOTOR CAR CO., Detroit, Mich. 

Member Asso. Licensed Auto. Mfrs. 

For Sale by 

Cuyler Lea, Sail Francisco. Lee Automobile Co., Los Angeles 



3° 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



fiofiEER Automobile Co 

901-925 GoldenGate Ave 
SAN FRANCISCO^sssfoo, 




Agents and Distributors 

WINTON 

OLDS MOBILE 

THOMAS Flyer 

RACINE Motor 
and Pleasure Boats 




^S^" 




February issue of 

"TOOT- TOOT" 

the great illustra- 
ted automo- 
bile magazine 
contains account 
"FOR better ROADS" of midsummer 

tour of Dr. Hartland Law through South-eastern 
France, Northern Italy and south-westerly part of 
Germany, extensively illustrated with photographs 
taken exclusively for "Toot-Toot". 

Now on sale at all news stands 10 CENTS A COPY 



Uhe PIERCE GREAT ARROW 




40 H. P., PIERCE 

Mobile Carriage Co. 

Golden Gate Avenue and Gough Street. 



S. F. 



Millionaire John H. Gay, an enthusiast in all things 
that relate to motoring, and one of San Diego's fore- 
most automobilists, has perfected plans for the con- 
struction of one of the fastest tracks in the country 
about twenty miles east of San Diego, having re- 
cently purchased that property. He hopes to make it 
a rival of the Florida beach, and from the leisure 
class of wealthy tourists, who in most cases bring 
their cars with them, Mr. Gay expects to realize his 
interest upon the investment. 




( )ne of the new 40-45 horsepower Columbias which 
arrived in San Francisco this week. 

* * * 

Trade Notes. 

More attention is being given to brakes this year 
than heretofore. A brake which will not act when it 
is called upon sometimes is a serious matter. The 
big cars for 1906 all show devices for safety. Among 
them is the device fitted to the rear wheels of the 
Thomas machine which prevents the car from rolling 

backward on a hill. 

* * * 

HI. K. Hinskamp, of Montecito, Santa Barbara 
County, California, has the following to say of his 
Thomas automobile, which he bought a year ago last 
December : "I have made trips over the mountain 
roads between here ancT San Francisco and Los An- 
geles, and have run my car nearly 4,000 miles with 
perfect satisfaction and great enjoyment."' 

• * ¥ 

Some 1906 side-entrance White steam touring cars 
were delivered the past week to W. W. Westover, E. 
M. Walsh and Dr. F. K. Ainsworth. C. Miller of this 
city received a limousine White. Dr. Ainsworth, who 
is Chief Surgeon of the Southern Pacific, has owned 
two Whites before, and is one of the many motorists 
who each season purchase a new model of this popu- 
lar steam auto. Mr. Westover is an enthusiastic au- 
toist of Alameda, and Mr. Walsh also resides across 
the bav, being well known in Oakland. 

Carl Page, manager of the White Sewing Machine 
Company's branch in New York, upon his return 
from an extended visit to the Paris and English auto- 
mobile shows, says that in London, where the White 
branch was founded five years ago. they are selling 

as many cars as any house in that city. 

* * =•■ 

W. B. Reis, of San Francisco, has purchased a new 
Model K Winton from the Pioneer Automobile Com- 
pany. 

* * * 

Steel an Important Factor. 

The demands made upon steel are as great in an 
automobile as in any other use to which steel is put. 
Testing apparatus absolutely determines the worth 
of steel. Its quality can be measured as accurately 



January ao. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



3« 



as that of a bolt of cloth. Much is hrnr.l of the 
superiority of European steels, which without <loul>i 
iloos American resources an injusl 

Any investigator can ascertain that there is pro 
duced in America tougher and stronger steel than is 
made anywhere else in the world. It is simply a mat 
tcr of paying the price, and the prict i^ six limes that 
of the price of steel commonly used in American au- 
tomobiles. This matter of price is another reason 
why American automobiles have not had the bi 
of the high quality of stock which has been put into 
European cars of recent manufacture. 

* * * 
For those who are interested in the mechanical de- 
tails of automobiles there are some excellent pointers 
in a pamphlet entitled "Fashioning a Crankshaft." 
which has just been issued by the Electric Vehicle 
Company, of Hartford. Conn. This company eariy 
realized the necessity of superior steel for important 
parts of the motor car. such as axles, gears, crank- 
shafts, transmissions, etc.. and in their models for 
this year use special chrome nickel steel, the finest 
steel made in the world, though it cost in billets and 
slabs six times as much as common machine steel, 
which most automobile manufacturers use. The 
booklet illustrates various methods of turning out 
crankshafts and axles, dwelling at length upon the 
European method of machining crankshafts cold from 
solid slabs of steel, as is done for Columbia cars. 



STINGS AND FLINGS FROM 

"THE SILLY SYCLOPEDIA." 

If we could see ourselves as others see us many 
of us would wear a mask. 

It is a wise son that owes his own father. 

Rolling stones gather no moss, but look at the ex- 
citement they have. 

Consistency is a jewel, but it isn't fashionable to 
wear it. 

Everybody knows that money talks, but nobody 
notices what kind of grammar it uses. 

Every woman loves an ideal man until she marries 
him — then it's a new deal. 

Fair play is a jewel, but so many people can't 
afford jewelry. 

Money cannot buy happiness, but most of us are 
willing to make the experiment. 

Kisses go by favorable circumstances. 

It takes a lot of money to teach a Dluke how to love 
an American heiress. 

How many people in this world are being coaxed 
when it's a club they need. 

Failures made by other people pave the road to 
your success. 

Charity begins at home, and ruins its health by 
staying there too much. 

Elvery woman jumps quickly from mice and at con- 
clusions. 

If it were impossible to speak anything but truth 
in this world, how many times a day would we be 
insulted! —"The Critic." 



Note the Package. 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Creams are packed in 
sealed cartons, each piece wrapped separately. Haas' 
Candy Stores, Phelan Building and James Flood 
Building. 




.Automobile Goggles 

Wc Have Fifty Varieties in Stock. 
Priced from 50c to $6.00 Per Pair. 

Artificial Eyes and Hearing Apparatus 

4™d£fiaAw. 

<J OPTICIAN. 

105 MONTGOMERY ST. 

NEAR SUTTER OPR OCCIDENTAL HOTEL 

KODAK AGENCY-PHOTO SUPPLIES 



BETTER THAN EVER 

Thos. B. Jcffcry & Co. 1331 Market Street, S. F. 



1906 
Models 



Special Sales Department 

AUTOMOBILES AND SUNDRIES 



HEADQUARTERS— 

Automobile Clothing for Men and Women. 

ROOS BROS., 
Goggles, Hoods, Robes, Etc. Kearny at Post. 



$650. Account departure, auto. car. good order; fully equipped. Box 
25. News Letter. 

WANTED— Pope Toledo Touring Car; must be in good condition 
and reasonable. Box 6, News Letter. 

FOR flALE— A "White Steam Touring Car. in perfect condition. A 
snap. $1,000. Address Box 30. News Letter. 

FOR SALE— $1500, An '05 side-entrance Winton touring car, used 
one month. Box 2, News Letter. 

FOR SALE.— Runabouts and touring cars to close out all sec- 
ond hand cars; no reasonable offer refused. Fred A. Jacobs, 1331 
Market street. 

WANTED—Runabout. 2 cylinder: must be in good condition. State 
price. Box 10, News Letter. 

EAMBS TRICYCLE CO.— Tricycle Chairs, Invalid's Rolling 
Chairs. Chairs sold, rented, exchanged. Automobile repairing, 
2018 Market street. 



Hotels and Garages En Route From San Francisco to 
Los Angeles. 



SAN JOSE:— Hotel Vendome. Rendezvous for automobiles. Bathing 
Pavilion; commodious garage; gasoline at all hours. 

SALINAS:— Hotel Bardin, 8. Lapierre, Prop. Headquarters for automo- 
biles; Frenoh chef ; best accomodations ; American and Euro- 
pean plan. Rates, $2.00 per day and upwards. 

SANTA BARBARA:— Hotel Potter. Objective point for autoiats. North 
and South. Par excellence. Rates $9 per day and upwards; 
automobile garage, gasoline, etc-, at all hours. 

LOS 0L1VOS:— Hotel Los OHvos. Midway between Santa Barbara and 
San Luis Obispo. First class in all respects; auto parties run- 
ning between San Francisco and Los Angeles all stop here 
Good shooting and fishing during seasons. 

LOS AN0BLES:— Geo. P. Moore Co., Inc., 701 Main street, accessories. 



A BARGAIN 
Steck piano for sale, not new but in 
good condition, also Chase CS, Baker 
piano player. Prices reasonable. Ap- 
ply at 2056 Van Ness Ave, 




SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



Library&able 



Ytc'/e^ii 




By Arthur H. Dutton. 



"Yes, doyuu sood me a book not a bargain book bought from a 

haberdasher, but a beautiful book, a bunk to earess— peculiar, distinc- 
tive, individual: a book that hath first caught your eye and then 
pleased your fancy; written by an author with a tender whim, all right 
out of his heart. We will read it together in the gloaming, and when 
the gathering dusk doth blur the page, we'll sit with hearts too full 
for speeoh and think it over." 

Dorothy "Woodsworth to Coleridge. 

-More harm than good will probably be done the 
cause of arbitration and ultimate universal peace 
by the re-publication of David Low Dodge's "W ar 
Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ." The 
pamphlet was first published in 1812, but it never 
made a deep impression save on the minds of a few 
peace-at-any-price persons of the character of the 
author. It is now brought to life again. 

The author goes so far in his arguments for the 
cause of peace that he brings about a revulsion of 
feeling in the minds even of those who have a hor- 
ror of war and would do anything within reason to 
abolish it. His doctrine is the doctrine of non-re- 
sistence ; of the willingness to submit without com- 
plaint to oppression ; to injustice and to murderous 
assault itself. He disapproves of revolution against 
tyranny, and even sees no justification in the Ameri- 
can Revolution. He holds that the evils of a war of 
revolution are greater than the evils of oppression. 
His cardinal principle throughout is that Christianity 
imperatively teaches meekness, humility and sub- 
mission like unto those "of lambs and doves," as he 
often expresses it. He goes so far as to say that 
personal self-defense is not justifiable, that the vic- 
tim of a murderous assailant should assume the atti- 
tude of the early Christian martyr and permit him- 
self and even his family to be slain. 

Some of the ideas and opinions of the author are 
unique, even to the point of amusement. For exam- 
ple, he says: "The only plausible method of which 
I can conceive * * * requires that soldiers should 
not practically resign their consciences, but. when 
commands which are morally wrong are given, thai 
they should refuse obedience and die as martyrs. 
* * * In this way all might become martyrs and the 
army be annihilated." 

Although admitting that he has personally nn 1 1 
seen war, Mr. Dodge frequently draws lurid pictures 
of the scene of battle, which pictures demonstrate 
satisfactorily his ignorance of war. He speaks of the 
warriors "with eyes flashing and visages frightfully 
distorted with rage, rushing unon each other with 
the violence of brutish monsters." Perhaps he would 
be surprised could he see the calm, often smiling and 
often good-natured faces of men in combat. "Fright- 
fully distorted with rage" is amusing. 

The spirit animating the book is found in this 
sentence: "But how opposite is the spirit of war to 
the spirit of martyrdom! The former is bold, and 
vindictive, readv to defend property and honor at 
the hazard of life, ready to shed the blood of an 
enemy. The latter is meek and submissive, readv to 
virtue, but the most extreme contrast to the spirit 
of war." 

Of course, puch arguments as those of Mr. Dodge 



do not appeal to the man of intelligence and com- 
mon sense. The cause of peace is harmed by the re- 
ductio ad absurdum of the well-meaning but mis- 
guided author. It might with equal reason be said 
that, if his views be accepted, the religion of Jesus 
Christ is inconsistent with human nature and the 
preservation of the species. 
Ginn & Company, Boston. 



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MORNING. 

Bt Mitdrnl I McNeal-Sweenpy In llBrpvr'aMonihlv 

To my high window . 

Lool with the winds of nieht 

And strange with stars. 

tomes slowly 

1 Hit of the dark and almost past her hour, 

The faithful wonder of the morning light 

And sets my grave room glowing 

Like a flower. 

And I. long lying 

Troubled with heavy dreams, 

Feel at my lids 

The loving 

And lustrous summoning of old: 

And wakening, suddenly all the young world seems 

One color of joy too deep 

For heart to hold. 

Gold at her forehead, 

Gold at her radiant foot — 

Xo meaner color she wears 

This day. 

And I? And this too-often returning pain? — 

Ah, let me remember, and thou, brave sorrow, be 

mute, 
How royally, yesterday, 
She wore her rain. 



A PARTING SONG. 

By Arthur Sherburne Hardy in Scribner's 

Dear Giver of Thyself, when at thy side 

I see the path beyond divide, 

Where we must walk alone a little space, 

I say, "Now, am I strong indeed 
To wait with only Memory awhile, 

Content, until I see thy face," 

Yet turn, as one in sorest need, 

To ask once more thy giving grace ! 
So at the last 
Of all our partings, when the night 
Has hidden from my failing sight 

The comfort of thy smile, 
My hand shall seek thine own to hold it fast ; 
Nor wilt thou think for this the heart ingrate, 

Less glad for all its past, 
Less strong to bear the utmost of its fate. 

LIFE'S PARADOX. 

By Herbert Blake in Broadway 
Life is a jest, I said; 

I will laugh at its tragedy: 
And across my path a bird fell dead, 

And dying, looked at me. 
Life is a sob, I vowed ; 

I will weep for its comedy: 
And the laugh of a child in the motley 
crowd 

Smote joy from the heart of me. 

COMPLETENESS. 

By Hermann. Hagerdorn. Jr. in Lippinvott's 
I know not, love, the crowning way to go, 
Nor star to lead me trembling to the light — 
I know your face beside me through the night, 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. January 20, 1906 

OUR WHENCE AND WHITHER 



BY ARMOND 



Religionists and agnostics hereabouts are up in 
arms against a professor at the University over in 
Berkeley because he tells his class that all organized 
life is immortal, but is he as far wrong as his critics 
would have us believe? Perhaps he leaves too much 
to be inferred when he should be explicit. Anyway, 
I not only agree with the professor, but I would go 
farther and assert that all life is immortal, and that 
there is not anything in the universe that is without 
life. That is to say, there is no such thing as dead 
or lifeless matter. Life is universal. God is life 
and life is spirit. They are one. Whatever is appre- 
hended by the senses is God in observable manifes- 
tation. In other words, what we call matter is spirit 
or life in form. If that be so, it follows that matter 
is immortal, but impermanent as to form. If God is 
spirit and omnipresent, he permeates all things, and 
is all things. It follows logically, then, that if God 
is immortal, what we are pleased to call matter is but 
a manifestation of himself and necessarilv immortal, 
otherwise he would be hedged about by inanimate 
matter, and therefore limited. But from whence 
could dead matter come? Or, rather, could dead mat- 
ter be created otherwise than by withdrawing life 
from live matter? It will not be denied that the 
process of withdrawing the life would require intelli- 
gent supervision, and for a given purpose considered 
beforehand, but would not the process destroy the 
universality of life, and would that not be life de- 
stroying itself? — immortality putting on mortality? 

The problem of individualized life includes the 
whence and whither of all things. There is but one 
law in the universe — the law of cause and effect. But 
the existence of a law implies the existence of a law- 
giver, who is also the administrator of the law. This 
law-giver is called by various names — God, Creator, 
Deity, Causation, etc. — and at the last analysis of 
each the conclusion is that he or it, as the case may 
be, is an impersonal intelligence who does not think, 
but is the essence of the power to think ; is without 
form, but is the essence of the power to create forms ; 
does not act, but is the force back of action ; is un- 
known and unknowable as to his own essence, but 
may be known and seen and felt in manifestations of 
himself in the world of matter, sensed in the world 
of spirit, though, in fact, matter and spirit are one — 
the one differing from the other in manifestation only 
under the law of cause and effect, or ethical causation. 
Each expression in form is, therefore, an essential 
part of the universal whole, and potentially, at least, 
possessing every one of the attributes of God or 
Causation. This is what Krishna means when he 
says in the Bhagavad Gita, "Verily it is not so that 
ever I was not, nor thou, nor is it that we, every one, 
shall hereafter be not." But individualized immortal 
life is quite another matter. Only the Enlightened, 
the Illuminated, are fitted for such immortality. Un- 
til that state is reached man measures and contem- 
plates his life by pairs of opposites, which means "the 
contact of the senses with their appropriate objects." 
The abandonment of these is necessary to spiritual 
union with Causation, which is permanent personal 
immortality. 

The law of Ethical Causation is the underlying 



principle and incentive of evolution, and it is by this 
that Causation or God evolves forms out of it or his 
formless omnipresence, and the process of evolution 
lies in the realm of physics and the incentive in the 
realm of metaphysics. The finite or unilluminated 
mind must assume a premise when it undertakes to 
locate man's whence and trace his progress through 
the several kingdoms to his whither. Reason, logic, 
science and philosophy justify him in locating his 
beginning in form. Until the discovery of radium, 
the atom was accepted as the beginning of form, but 
according to such profound thinkers and scientists 
as Sir Oliver Lodge, the atom is composed of .1 
thousand or more forms or points of individualized 
life, h matters not if it is found that these thousand 
or more points or forms are- susceptible of subdi- 
vision, for the principles of analytic and synthetic 
philosophy would still hold good. Assuming, there- 
fore, that radium's discovery of the component parts 
of the atom is correct, we have in the "point" the first 
manifestation of Causation or God in form. And be- 
ing such manifestation, it follows logicall) that the 
"point" possesses at once actively or innately every 
attribute of God. Logically, too. the ultimate evolu- 
tion of the "point" would be into the highest perfec- 




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tion of form, which is man. But the human 111 
wc understand him, is merely ■ sub-division 

animal kingdom. He is not a divine man until 

His process of unfolding and expand- 
ing his spiritual or immortal nature from hjms 
a "point" in the atom is simple and vet the 
complex. In turn, he is. as to his divine attril 
a mineral man. a vegetable man and an animal man, 
but in none of these kingdoms is he an immortal indi- 
viduality, although he is potentially so. The mineral 
man responds to scarcely any of the possibilities in 
him. As n vegetable man he responds to more of the 
possibilities in him — he assimilates food and per- 
petuates his species, but has not the power of 
motion. As an animal man he assimilates both phy- 
sical and mental food and has the power to move 
from place to place. He learns by experience and ob- 
servation, which develops the quality of prudence and 
calculation. But the difference between the lowest 
and highest of animal life, including man, is in de- 
gree of spiritual unfoldment and an intellectual grasp 
of things. 

The divine man is God-like in thought and act. He 
is in harmony with, and comfortable and hospitable 
to, Causation. That which was the incentive in the 
"point" to reach the heights beyond the animal man 
is now putting aside the lessons of experiences and 
learning at the feet of Wisdom. He now sees and 
understands that everything in the universe, except 
life or spirit, is a compound, and that all compounds 
must by their very nature dissolve sooner or later ; 
that only the "spirit of God" is permanent, and that 
in ratio to the spiritualization of the animal man 
is he in himself and of himself individualized immor- 
tality — "mortality has put on immortality." But at 
no time between the "point" and the consummation 
of its purpose does the spiritual spark or emanation 
lose its identity with Causation. "Verily it is not 
so that ever I was not, nor that I shall hereafter 
be not," because the essence of the aspiring- incentive 
in the "point" is deathless and exhaustless — births 
and re-births being the fundamental essence and 
principle of evolution until the "point" can say "I 
and the Father are one." But there be heights of 
peace and love and wisdom and personal immortality 
beyond and still beyond. 

Favorite sons all over the country are begin- 
ning the New Year by placing presidential boom in- 
cubators at strategic points. Our own Schmitz, how- 
ever, is modest. The Governorship will satisfy him, 
but then, of course, Ruef may have other plans for 
his man Friday. 

Now that Germany has decided not to make a 

tariff war on America, the stand-patters are likely to 
take courage and stand patter than ever for the pres- 
ent schedule. 



(Nearly all American cities are having "police 

disclosures," and the deeper into things investigation 
goes the more ghastly do the skeletons of corruption 
become. 



— 1 — "All things are double," says the sage of Con- 
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prayer-book sides of the City Hall gang all at one 
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January 20, 1906 



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The Minister of Foreign Affairs 

The Storm Center Now at Algeciras. 

1 he eyes of the world are upon Algeciras, and 
there they will remain until the international com- 
mission disposes of the Moroccan question It may 
end in war, and it may end in binding the nations 
together by stronger ties of peace than ever. As is 
generally known, the conference was made necessarj 
by Germany's persistent refusal to acquiesce in the 
plans of France to dominate in the concerns of 
Morocco, and it was Germany herself that demanded 
an international congress to hear her complaint and 
pass upon her claims. It was not then, nor is it now. 
admitted by France that any of Germany's rights are 
or have been threatened, but the Kaiser in effect said 
that it must be a commission or war, and to avoid 
hostilities, the Paris Government yielded and agreed 
to submit the question at issue to a congress of dele- 
gates from the principal nations. For the time it 
seemed like a clear back-down and a rather humili- 
ating attitude on the part of France, and a complete 
victory for Germany. But at that juncture Greai 
Britain stepped into the controversy, and before 
any one knew what was going on, it was announced 
that an Anglo-French agreement had been signed, in 
which England not only indorsed the purpose of 
France in Morocco, but pledged her army and navy 
to stand by the French Government as against Ger- 
man}- in this particular affair. Then came Italy with 
promises of her good offices to sustain France in 
Morocco. Meanwhile it was hinted in diplomatic 
circles that the United States was quite in accord 
with England in the premises. But all this made 
German) bluff and bluster more than ever. In fact, 
the work of preparedness for war was rushed with 
so much vigor that the other nations became suspi- 
cious that the Kaiser meant war in any event, and 
the navy of England and the navy and army of France 
were brought to a war basis. Strong influences wer? 
at work upon Germany all this while to agree in ad- 
vance to the verdict of the commission, but the popu- 
lace of Germany insisted that the Kaiser stand by 
his original declaration, which was that Germany 
would not yield her right to secure a foot-hold in 
.Morocco for German commerce and German immi- 
gration. The attitude of his subjects left no loop- 
hole for the Kaiser to escape facing the consequences 
of his hasty demand for an international conference. 
However, the Kaiser had one strong card to play 
which, had it taken the trick, would have materially 
enhanced his chances of dominating the convention. 
With his usual bold front, he announced that he 
wanted the sitting of the convention to be in Madrid. 
He did not have to tell France and England that he 
would have all Spain to lobby for him at Madrid. 
for they knew that as well as he did. Meanwhile. 
France was silent on her preference for a meeting 
place. But when the delegates from the several na- 
tions were ready to start, the French Foreign Office 
■announced that the commission would convene ar.d 
hold its sessions at Algeciras. Although this city 
is in Spain, public sentiment there is decidedly friend- 
ly to France, which completely destroys Germany's 
scheme to have great public demonstrations against 
France, as would have obtained had the sittings been 
in Madrid. Thus the Kaiser's strongest card failed 
utterly to take the trick. Unless the convention 
adopts the majority vote rule, Germany is likely to 
go away empty handed, for it is already settled that 
nothing like a unanimous vote against France need 



January ao, 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

"I. In fact, the in 

\iiic.l at even poii 

i her demands 
I hire 1- surprise in some circle-- that the 1 
State? should have been drawn into a purely I 
pean controversy, hut the tacts dear awaj il 

jreat diplomatic adroitnet 
has placed In- of Morocco against Uerman 

invasion upon the principles of our own Monro* 
trine — Morocco sustaining the same boundary inti- 
macy to French pos . ami Cul 

to the United States. The invasion of Morocco by 

German) would be to France exactlj what German 

invasion of Mexico or Cuba would be t" this country. 
If that doctrine is good for the United States it is 

for our sister republic across the Atlantic. Then. 
again, the Anglo-French alliance indirectly includes 
the United States and includes Japan in the event 

lany sh iuld undertake to make a hostile demon- 
stration against the United States in the Philippines 
or England's possessions in China or India, or French 

ssions in Cochin China. Thus it would lie im- 
possible for Germany and France to come to blows 
without involving pretty much all of Europe and 
the United Slates. The Portsmouth conference was 
between two nations, and concerning matters in 
which only they were parties in interest. The Al- 
jjeciras convention is composed of delegates from 
twelve nations, and every participant has a personal 
interest in the game. If the outcome is peace, the 
peace of the world is assured for many years to come, 
but if the convention adjourns to make way for the 
tramp of soldiers, a world-wide war will ensue. "Be- 
hold wdiat a great fire a Tittle spark kindleth." 



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Russia Quieting Down. 

Russia is steadily, but rather slowly, getting back 
into a state of normal political and social tranquility, 
but several months, if not the whole year, may be 
required to get all the old machinery of the several 
branches of industry into good and safe running or- 
der. What astonishes the world most is the fiery 
patriotism and complete trustworthiness of the Rus- 
sian soldiery, even when they have received no pa)' 
for a year and are scantily clothed and fed. It is 
doubtful if the soldiers of any other nation would 
submit to one-half the bad treatment, neglect and 
hard service that the rank and file of the Czar's armies 
have accepted the last year. Such splendid patriot- 
ism, such lofty loyalty, is a crown of glory which 

belongs exclusively to the armies of Russia. 

* * * 

Castro Making More Trouble. 

President Castro is doing all he can to force France 
to make a warlike demonstration against Venezuela, 
and the chances are that he will succeed. But accord- ' 
ing to President Roosevelt's interpretation of the 
Monroe Doctrine, the United States will have to 
take up the French end of the quarrel and give Ven- 
ezuela a sound thrashing. There is no doubt that 
Venezuela has suffered greatly at the hands of the 
French cable and the American asphalt companies, 
but in his rage President Castro has committed acts 
against France, more particularly, which he will have 
to atone for — atone for because his nation is tSo weak 
to resist a great nation like France, or the United 

States. 

* * * 

The English Elections. 

The elections in England clearly indicate public 
sentiment to be decidedly for the continuation of the 



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January 20, 1906 



ENNENS 



'C. BORATED 
O TALCUM 




XOILET 

ftpWDER 



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SUNBEAMS 

Stolen from Thieves. 

Mark Twain, during one of 

his lecture tours, was waiting at a 
station for a delayed train. The 
lecture committee and several 
townsmen were with him, and they 
were talking their best to pass the 
time away. One man told about a 
frightfully unhealthy town he had 
read about, and it was a grewsome 
tale of dying and burials and that 
sort. "It might have been worse," 
Twain followed in his slow and 
direct manner. "I lived in that 
same town for two years and I 
never died once. Not a single 
time." Either the way he said it, 
or something, seemed to daze the 
crowd, and not a man said a word 
in response. "Of course, you may 
think I'm lying," the humorist con- 
tinued, "and I'm sorry, for I can ; t 
get any witnesses to testify thai 
1 didn't, because everybody else 
that lived there is dead." After 
which statement it began to dawn 
upon them. — Judge. 

Model — What are you go- 
ing to do with that picture? Deau- 
ber — I have sold it to the proprie- 
tor of a big public house. Model 
— Well, he evidently knows his 
business. Deauber — What do you 
mean? Model — That picture is 
enough to drive people to drink. 

"Are you ready, dear?" "In 

one minute, darling." "Matrimony 
does not dispel all our illusions," 
he muttered, as he lit a cigar. "Be- 
fore we were married I thought 
every moment I had to wait for her 
was an eternity, and so it's turned 
out to be." 

Photographer — Please will 

the gentleman smile a little? Wife 
— Oh, don't. No one will recognize 
the picture. 



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VITRIFIED & TERRA COTTA PIPE 
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OFFICE, RIALTO BUILDING 



SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.' 
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It was just at sunsetting 

that two little neighbors were ex- 
changing confidences. "My mam- 
ma has begun a new story to-day," 
said Elsie. "She has written twenty 
sheets." Martha drew herself up 
proudly. "My mamma has hemmed 
ten," she declared, "and she says 
they'll last." — Judge. 

— 1 — "Have you made any espec- 
al study of political economy?" 
"Not yet," answered Senator Sor- 
ghum ; "but if the corporations 
hold out in their resolutions not to 
contribute to campaign funds I 
suppose I'll have to." 

First Milliner — I wish wo- 
men had the right to vote like men. 
Second Milliner — Why? First 
Milliner — I think it would help our 
business if they bet hats on the 
election. 






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Bear the script Dune ot Stewart 
Hartshorn on label. 

Wood Rollers. Tin Roller: 




It has been noticed that a 

man is always much more willing 
to get up early in the morning and 
go to the station to meet his wife's 
cousin, who is coming on a visit, 
and whom he has never seen, if he 
is duly and solemnly assured that 
she is a mighty pretty girl. But 
generally he is disappointed when 
he sees her. 

Don't think a man great just 

because he looks so — seven dollars 
in small bills look bigger than a 
"lift v."— Puck. 



^^=^*s. Train* leave and are da 

/iSjiXlg/i- to arrive at 

^^\"t\ SAN FRANCISCO, 

_JK*SHUI 
n Sy. r S- Feom Dbobmbbb 26, ll»05 

"^fV*^ Fbhbt DlPOT 

\£S (Foot of Market Street.) 

"Tbatb - MAIN LINE. - abritb" 

7.00a Elm Ira, Vncavllle, Winters, Rumaey 7-48P 

7.00a Richmond, Benlcla, Sacramento, 

SulRun and Way Stations 7 2BP 

7.40a Vallejo, Napa, Calls toga, Santa 

Rosa, Martinez. San Ramon 608P 

7-40ANlles, FleaBanton, Llvermore, 

Tracy, Ljuhrop, Stockton 7.28p 

8.00a Shasta ExpresB — (Via D.tIf), 
Williams, Willows. tFrnto, Red 
Bluff, Portland. Tacoma, Scnttlc. 7-48P 

8.00a Davis. Woodland, Knights Landing, 

Maryavllle, Orovllle 7 4Bp 

8.20a Martinez, Antlocb, Byron, Tracy, 
Stock too, Newman, Los Banos, 
Mendota, Armona, Han ford. . . nH 
Vlsalla. Portervllle ] TAZ 

8 20a Port Costa. Laibrop. Merced, Mo- ' HHO * 
deato, Fresno, Hantord. Vtsalla, 
Bakerefietd 4 48p 

8 40ANIIes. Ban Jose, Llvermore, Stock- 
ton (tMllton), Valley Spring, 
lone. Sacramento. Plaeervllle, 
Colfax. Maryavllle. Red Bluff.... 4.08p 

8 40 a Oakdale, Chinese. Jamestown. 

Sonora, Tuolumne and Angels. .. 4 08 P 

9 00a Atlantic Express— Ogden nnd Bast. 4.28P 
9 40 a Richmond. Port Costa. Martinet 

nn. I Way Stations (IConeord) .... 6 48P 
10 20a Vallejo, Daily Napft. Sunday only 7.48P 
1020aLob Angelea Paasen per — Port 
Costa. Martinez, Byron. Tracy, 
Laibrop, Stockton. Merced, 
Raymond, FreBHO, GoBhen Junc- 
tion, Hanford. Lemoore. Vlsalla, 
Bakcrsfleld, Los Angeles 7 OBp 

10 20a El Piino. KanwiiM City. St Louis and 

Chicago 7.0BP 

11 00a The Overland Limited — Omaha. 

Chicago. Denver, K ansae Ctty ... B-48P 

I 1 40a NIIps. Pan Jobq and Way Stations. 2.48P 

II OrjpSacrainento River Steamers tll-OOp 

j 20p Port Coma. Marllnez.Byron. Tracy, 

Modesto. Merced, Freauo 1208p 

5 40p Benlcla, Winters. Sacramento, 
Woodland, Knights Landing. 
Maryavllle and Oiovlllc 10.48a 

3 40p May ward. Ntles, and Way SihI.Imiis 7 48p 

4 0Op Vallejo. Martinez, Sat) UntnuD, 

Napa, Cullstogn, Santa Ro*a 9-28a 

4 OOpNIIcb. Tracy. Stockton. Lodl 10 28a 

4.40pHayward, Nlles, Irvlngton. San j 1848a 

Jose, Llvennore l til. 48a 

6-OOPTbc Owl Limited — Newman, Los 

Biinos, Mendutn. Fresno, Tulare. 

BakcrBllcld, Los Angeles 8. 48 a 

BOOpGolden State Limited— El Paso, 

Kansas City, St. Louis aod 

Cbicago 8.48a 

tB.20pHaywnrd, Nilea and San .lose 7 08a 

5 20p Vallejo. Port Costa. Benlcla, Sul- 

Bun, Sacramento 1 1 28a 

6 00p Eastern Kxnreaa— Omaha, rhicnpo, 

Denver, Kaunas City. St. I Is, 

Martini/., Stockton, Sacramento, 

Reno. Sparks, Mon telle Ogden .. t? 48p 

6 20p Hay Ward, Mies and San Jose 9 48a 

7.00pReuo Passenger— Pore Costa. He- 
Dlcia, Sulsnn, Elm Ira, Dixon, 
Davlw, Siurainento. Hazen, Touo- 
pah. Gold ft eld and Kecler 7 08a 

7-ODp Vnllejn. Crockett and Way Sta- 
tions. Sunday only 1128a 

8.20pOri't!on it California Express— Snc- 
rameiito. Maryavllle, Redding, 
Portland. Pngel Sound and East, 8 48a 

9 00 p liny ward. Nlles and San Jose (Sun 
day only) Jl1_48A 



Coast Line 

flarrobu Gauge 



(Font, of Murket Slice 



8-15 Newark, Centervllle, San .lose, 

Felton. Boulder Creek. Santa 

Cruz and Way Stations 6 66P 

MBpNewark. Centervllle. San Jose, 
New Almaden. I.oaGatos, Kelton. 
Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz and 

Principal Way Stations t1 0.65a 

J. ISp Newark. San Jose. Los Galos .... \ Jj* ||* 
i.45piluuters Train — (Saturday only) 

San Jose and Way Stations 17.J9P 

COAST LINE (It'o: a..«ei. 

|jy(Thlr.l ami Townsend Streets. ) 

B 1 DA Sun Jose and Way Stations 6 31p 

7 00a San Jose and Way Stations 6 4QP 

8.00a New Almaden (Tuce., Frl., only).. 4-1 Op 

8 00 a The Coaster -San Jose. 6 a I Inaa, 

8an Ardo, PaBO Roliles. Santa 
MargArlta, San LuIr Obispo, 
Guadalupe, Gavlota, Santa Bar- 
bara. San Buenaventura, Oxnard, 

Burhnnk. Lob Angeles 10.30P 

SOOaGIIiuv. Holllster, Pajiro, CaBtro- 
vllle, Del Monte, Pacific Grove, 
Surf. Lomnoc 10 30p 

9 POASan Jose, Tren PInoB, Watsonvtlle, 

Capltola, Santa Cruz, Pacific 
Grove. Salinas, San Luis Obispo 

and Principal Way Stations 4. lip 

10 30a San Jose and Way Stations 1-20P 

1130A San Jose anil Way Stations 7.40p 

215PSan .lose and Way Stations B-56A 

3 00p Del Monte Express— Santa Clara, 
San Joite. Watsonvllle. Santa 
Cruz. Del Monte. Monterey 

Pacific Grove 12.1BP 

I3.00P Los Gatoi, Wright, Boulder Creek, 
Santa Cruz, via Santa Clara and 
NarrowGauge 1045a 

330pSouth San Francisco. San Jose, 

Gilroy. Holllster. Trea 1'lnos 10. 46a 

430PSan Jose nud Way Slallona t7 6BA 

15 OOpSatita Clara, San Jose. Los Gatos, 19. ^A 
55 30 P San Jose and Principal Way Stations ,9 40 a 

5 45 p Sunset Express— Re d w ood. Sun 
Jose, Gilroy, Sail n a a, Paso 
Rohles, San LuIb Oblxpo. Santa 
Barbara, Los Angeles, Demtug, 
El Paso. New Orleans 9 10* 

5 46pEI Paao, Kansas City, St. Louis, 

Chicago 9 10a 

646pl'ajarn, Watsonvllle. Capltola. 
Santa Cruz. Castrovllle. Del 

Monte, Pacific Grove 105Qp 

'6-IBpSan Mateo. Beresford. Belmont, 
San Carlos, Redwood, Fair Oaks, 
Menlo Park, Palo Alto tB 46a 

6. 30pSan JoBe and Way Stations 6-3Ga 

SOOPPalo Alto and Way Stations 10.16a 

H.30pSouth San Francisco, Mllllirae. Bor- 
Ungame, San Mateo. Belmont, 
San Carlos, Redwood. Fair Oaks, 

Menlo Park and Palo Alto 9.45P 

1 1.30p Saturdays only for May field, Moun- 
tain View. Sunnyvale, Lawrence. 
Santa Clura anil Wnn -lose 19_45> 

OAKLAND HARBOR FERRY 

(Foot of Marl-ei St.) 
Daily oxoept Sunday, f 10, 9.00, 1 1.00 a.m.; 

1.30, 3.30, 5 30 p.m. 
Sunday only, 7.30 9.00. 10.30 a.m.; 12.00 m., 

1.30. 5.00, 4.50, 6.0 0. 7.30 p.m. 

A for Morning. P for Afternoon. 

tSunday excepted tSundayonly. fcMondayonly. 
£ Dally, and stops at all stations on Sunday. 
The ONION TKANsi ■ Kll (KOllANY 
Ml call for and check baggage from hotels and 
■■lences. Telephone. Exchange 83. 



January 20, 1906 

vollen face, throbbing 

nerves, ugly teeth the 

perimenting. 

The other fellow Stuck to 

S0Z0D0NT 

3 Farms: Liquid. Path 

ASK YOUR DENTIST 



During the recent \isit of 

the English fleet under the com- 
mand of Admiral Prince Louis "i 
Battenberg, an amusing incident 

occurred while the visitors were 
being entertained at Annapolis, 
showing what the Englishman 
knows and thinks about lynching 
in America. The officers of the 
naval academy organized an old- 
fashioned Southern "coon hunt' 
for the especial amusement of the 
English officers. The hunt, as Is 
always the case, was held at night, 
and hounds, lanterns, axes and 
ropes were all in evidence before 
the start. An English officer, with 
all the dignity of his rank, ap- 
proached one of the American offi- 
cers and said : "This is awfully 
good of you fellows, old chap, to 
give us this sport; but I say, when 
we catch the coon, do we lynch 
him in the woods or bring him back 
where the others can see the fun?" 
— Leslie's Weekly. 

— < — "I don't suppose it's un- 
natural for me to be excited, now 
that the hour for my marriage to 
the count approaches," said the 
bride. "I guess I'm the most ex- 
cited person in town at this min- 
ute." "Oh, I don't know," replied 
Mrs. Nuritch, her mother ; "think 
how excited they must be over it in 
the newspaper offices." 

Tond Mamma — Do not for- 
get to include grandma in your 
prayers, Bessie, and ask the Lord 
to bless her and let her live to be 
very old. Bessie (aged four) — Oh, 
she's old enough now. I'll ask the 
Lord to make her younger. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER 



ll< I h>VC called this 

ir hand in mai 
Will you :n\ w ife Shi 
'Remember, I have wealth and 
ion. \\ h.it do you say?" "No." 
"Bui tak nstder mj 

1 think you are 
a little basi "No." "But come, 
now, be reasonable." "No." "Oh, 
well. I suppose there's no usel Y-m 
are a woman and I suppose you'll 

have the List word." 

Firsl \ctress — Have you 

had your diamonds stolen latch . 
Second Actress No; I quit thai 
several years ago. First Actress 
— What's your game now? Second 
Actress — Running down promi- 
nent citizens in my auto. 

"You say both his legs were 

shot off!" "Yes." "How did he ever 
get home — seven miles away ?" 
"Why, he said the shrieks of the 
wounded made his flesh creep so 
that he got home in very short 
time." 

Jackson — According to the 

new army rules all officers must 
know how to bake. Flaxman — I'd 
be willing to learn how to bake my- 
self on the same terms they do. 
Jackson — (How's that? Flaxman 
— Don't the Government furnish 
the dough? 

First College Sport — We 

have decided that football isn't 
dangerous enough. Second Col- 
lege Sport — What are you going 
to do about it? First College 
Sport — In the next game we're go- 
ing to fill the ball with dynamite. 

"You are sure that man 

cheated?" "Yes, sir," answered 
Three Finger Sam. "He held four 
aces." "But that is not conclusive 
evidence." "It was in this case. I 
knew where the three regular aces 
was myself." 

"You say this man stole 

your overcoat," said the magis- 
trate. "Do I understand that you 
prefer charges against him?" "No, 
your Honor," replied the plaintiff, 
"I prefer the overcoat, if it's all 
the samte to you, sir." 




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There is but one perfect brand— 
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— / — .Mr. Neuboarder — Of course, 
Mrs. Meals, you believe in Sunday 
observance ? Mrs. Meals — Indeed 
I do. We never let a Sunday go 
by without a chicken dinner. 

"If it's a nice day, come 

and take me out in your auto Wed- 
nesday." "But suppose it's not a 
nice day?" "Come the day before." 

Jagsby — What shall I take 

to remove the redness from my 
nose, doctor?" "Take nothing for 
three months. Two dollars, please." ■ 

Old Lady — Have you any 

dressed beef? Dtealer — Oh, yes. 
Mr. Comstock will not allow us to 
sell any other kind. 

— < — Tink — Don't you find Do 
Soque a regular old sponge? Tank 
— Not at all. A sponge will take 
water. 



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— i — "My goodness," siad Mrs. 
Xuritch, as they were passing 
through the Louvre. "What is it, 
ma?" asked her beautiful daughter, 
"it seems to me most of the paint- 
ings in here are copied from the 
brewery calendars they get up 
over home." 

Manager — Our costumes are 

by De Thing, of Paris, our scen- 
ery painted by the greatest scenic 

artist on earth and Stranger 

— Who is the star and what is the 
name of the play. Manager — 
Haven't decided yet. 

Howell — Who was the fel- 
low who went around with a lan- 
tern looking for an honest man ? 
Powell — I don't know, but if he 
were to try it to-day somebody 
would steal the lantern. 

"Pop!" "Yes, my son." 

"What is an excavation?" "Why, 
an excavation, my boy, is a place 
from which dirt has been taken." 
"Well, I suppose my face is an ex- 
cavation, then." 



HAND 

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respond, removes dead skin, 

ENEROIZES THE WHOLE BODY 

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flow equal to a Turkish bath. 

ALL GROCERS AND DRUGGIST.' 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

A LETTER FROM HOME. 

(From the Princess Boo-Lally 
at uumbo-Goo, South Sea Islands, 
to Her brother, Prince Umbobo, a 
sophomore at Yfale.) 

"it is spring, my dear Umbobo, 
Un the isle of Gumbo-Goo, 

. uid your father, King Korobo, 
And your mother long for you. 

"VV*e had missionaries Monday, 
.Much the finest of the year — 
Our old cook came back last 
Sunday, 
And the stews she makes are 
dear. 

' I've the loveliest string of 
knuckles, 

Which dear father gave to me, 
And a pair of shinbone buckles, 

Which I so wish you could see. 

"You remember .Mr. Booloo? 

He is coming over soon 
With some friends from Umatulu, 

We all hope they'll call at noon. 

"Mr, Couloo's rather slender, 
But we'll fix him up with sage. 

And I think he'll be quite tender 
Por a fellow of his age. 



"1 am hoping next vacation 

1 may visit you awhile. 
In this out-of-way location 

It's so hard to know the style. 

"Will you try and match the 

sample 

1 inclose — be sure it's green. 

< Jet three yards — that will be 

ample. 

Velvet, mind, not velveteen. 

"Gentle mother worries badly, 
And she thinks it is a shame 

That a man like Dr. Hadley 
Lets you play that football 
game. 

"For the way they hurt each other 
Seems so barbarously rude — 

No, you've not been raised, dear 
brother, 
To do anything so crud;. 

"And those horrid meals at college, 
Not what you're accustomed to. 

It is hard, this quest for know- 
ledge, 
But be brave. Your sister, Boo." 

P. S. — If it's not too great a bother, 

And a mental over-tax, 
Would you send your poor old 
father, 
C. (). D., a battle-axe? 

— Collier's Weekly. 



Dashaway (at the ball) — 

I saw her in the conservatory with 
you. How is it, old chap? Did 
she accept you? Stufifer — I don't 
know. Just as I asked her supper 
was announced. 



January 20, 1906 

"Are you going to swear 

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taxes." 




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SAN FRANCISCO. JANUARY 27. 1906. 



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and Dr. 



Did you, Dijeau, did you? 

King Edward's throat is bothering him. Per- 
haps ; t hail t < >■ > much to do when he was young. 

( Her in Oakland lives a preacher whose name 

is Stuntz, and the curious thing about him is that he 
never does any. 

The prize-ring, correctly defined and described, 

i< the ring in the nose of that stupid swine, 
"sporting public." 

1'resident Roosevelt appointed a youth 

thirty-three to be Governor of New Mexico 
( isler merely smiled. 

In the midst of a fire panic in a colored church 

at Philadelphia nobody had the presence of mind to 
make a noise like a chicken. 

Sculptor W. W. Story has been visiting San 

Francisco, and the newspapermen are glad to report 
that he is not an "exclusive Story." 

Preacher Peters says of the idle rich women 

of Xew York society that they are not fit to become 
the mothers of children. Most of them don't. 

Some of the citizens who account for empty 

pockets with tales of long and short highway-men, 
are unquestionably the victims of long and short 
drinks. 

A Los Angeles lunatic was found on all-fours 

in his pasture, eating grass like a cow. Hie is said 
to have "moo"-ed significantly when he was led past 
a pump. 

Benjamin Ide Wheeler questions if there is 

such a thing as "tainted money," but if so, he wishes 
that more of it might be cleansed with the soap of 
scholarship. 

The report comes from Kansas City that the 

"bridegroom" of a recent wedding turned out to be 
a woman. For complete details see the Sunday sup- 
plements two weeks hence. 

Catching a lady prisoner with no stockings on. 

a prudish guard at the County Jail is said to have 
done .the best he could in the interests of modesty by 
playing the hose on her. 

There doesn't seem to be anything but money 

and popularity in the kind of journalism, daily or 
otherwise, that makes copy by the yard out of what 
its wicked eyes see on any rich family's clothesline. 

The libel proceeding in New York, brought by 

Justice Deuel against those who exposed a journal 
of the smart set, has revealed the fact that the plain- 
tiff is at the same time on the bench and on the jour- 
nal's pay-roll. The judge with the tender reputa- 
tion would seem to have been lending a Deuel life. 



Fusion shouters who were converted to Reul- 

Schmitzism at the last moment are now holding the 
bag, but no snipe come their way. 

There are _\ooo petitions for pardon before the 

Missouri Pardon Board, and there arc just 2.000 con- 
victs in the pen. The vote stands unanimous for im- 
mediate freedom. 

A Los Angeles youngster was badly burned 

in the grate while trying to get a bag of sweetmeats 
off the mantel. He was the "candy kid ;" now he's 
the "cinder kid." 

Rockefeller, Sr., may disguise his appearance 

with a wig, but it would take something not to be 
found in a hair-store to disguise his intentions toward 
anybody who shows signs of bucking the oil trust. 

Perhaps such talent is scarce and worth the 

money, but to the average wayfaring man $75,000 
a year for playing president of a life insurance com- 
pany looks like a big lot of cash for so little service. 

The Salt Lake grape-vine correspondent tells 

us about the battle of a wild-cat with miners down in 
a shaft at Bingham, Utah. Usually it is the stock- 
holder and not the miner that the wild-cat claws and 
bites. 

Cassie Chadwick is making button-holes in the 

penitentiary at Columbus, O., and sighing the while 
as she reflects how recently it was that she engaged 
herself profitably in making holes in the book ac- 
counts of credulous financiers. 

"An evasive answer or a refusal to answer," 

says John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to his Bible class, 
"when our private affairs are involved is permissible." 
The son of his father, we note, draws the color line 
between white and black lying. 

The Navy, after all, may know what it's about 

when it tries to ram North America off the map. 
Thinkably, the Government may be experimenting 
with a view to letting the warships plough the 
Panama Canal, which Taft, Shonts, et al., don't seem 
to be able to dig. 

Simultaneously with the adjournment of the 

Hughes Committee, Chauncey Depew recovers his 
faculty of speech long enough to deny that he is 
afflicted with aphasia. He is still unable, however, 
to articulate the right answer when asked why he 
doesn't resign from the Senate. 

The Duke of Manchester is earning a salary 

of $6,000 a year as Captain of Yeomen in King Ed- 
ward's guard. If papa-in-law Zimmerman, the Cin- 
cinnati millionaire, had the right kind of notions about 
dukes, the young Manchester would be a captain of 
industry at several thousand dollars a day. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, 1906 



THE WRECK OF THE VALENCIA. 

At the time of the present writing, the information 
concerning the loss of the Pacific Coast steamer 
Valencia off Vancouver Island last Tuesday is still 
incomplete. Some important details are yet to be 
learned, some statements are yet to be verified. 

As we understand them, the steamer was running, 
under slow bell, through a thick fog. It is said that 
a sounding was taken with the lead "a short time be- 
fore she struck." 

Much depends upon the latter rather vague state- 
ment. It is a fact that the water, for a distance of 
three miles from either Cape Beale or Sea Bird rocks 
is sufficiently shallow for a vessel to anchor. In view 
of this, it seems strange that Captain Johnson did not 
anchor, when he found himself where he could an- 
chor, in a thick fog and uncertain of his position. 

The Valencia evidently over-ran her distance, hav- 
ing gone by dead reckoning for some time, owing to 
the thick weather. It was only reasonably certain 
that she was somewhere in the vicinity of the entrance 
to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which is a dangerous 
region in thick weather. Soundings, presumably, 
were taken at intervals, but the question is : Were the 
intervals short enough? The moment the lead found 
bottom it should have been kept going continuously. 
It is reported that when the cast was taken "a short 
time before she struck," a depth of 30 fathoms was 
found. Going at low speed, feeling her way, it was 
prudent to continue a little farther, provided the lead 
was kept going. Was it? It seems improbable, for 
the water shoals slowly and steadily as the cape and 
the Sea Bird rocks are approached. The depth of 
30 fathoms would indicate that when that sounding 
was taken, the Valencia was all of three miles from 
the reef. Had the lead been kept going continuously 
the shoaling of the water would have been observed. 

When it had shoaled to 20 fathoms it was Captain 
Johnson's duty to have anchored, and to have re- 
mained at anchor until the fog lifted. This depth of 
20 fathoms would have been founil more than a mile 
from danger. 

Captain Johnson appears to have been another 
mariner guilty of that too common Pacific Coast 
crime of navigation, proceeding in fog near shore 
when it is possible to anchor, possibly combined with 
that other crime, not using the lead freely enough. 
The investigation before the U. S. Inspectors will 
probably bring out the truth in the matter. 

A DISASTER AVERTED. 

Every now and again something happens that 
makes our blood run cold and our hair lose its curl. 
One of these crisis is just past, and by the courage 
and happy fortune of President Roosevelt, past with- 
out damage to the countrv. Had the "Force of Life" 
Company succeeded in their fell purpose, we would 
to-day be in the throes of the final, irretrievable cata- 
clysm. Some months ago certain respectable, highly 
respectable people in New York discovered that the 
spring crop of fools was short. As there is a constant 
demand for this commodity, these discerning people 
started a company called the "Force of Life Com- 
pany." in order to make fools out of people without 
any intermediate processes. The plan worked to a 
charm, and the pockets of the promoters bulged. 

But with that fatal facility of the prosperous, the 
"Force of Life" magnates grew insolent in their pride. 
They had made more fools than they ever hoped to 
make ; they had made people sit up, by Grab ! Cer- 
tainly thev had. And what was to hinder them from 
doing even more? Not a thing in the world. Go right 



ahead, in'ake people sit up and take notice. Make 
the ordinary citizen wake up. Never stop the good 
work. Never say die 

Ah, there's the thing by which the "Force of Life" 
angels fell. The temptation was too great. To make 
people not only sit up and take notice, but even make 
the dead wake. Prodigious triumph, indeed. 

So these respectable citizens, these highly proper 
promoters, yielded. They forgot patriotism, love of 
countrv, of friends, of family — everything, in a mad 
desire for more power and fame and money. 

Here is where Fate stepped in in the person of 
Theodore Roosevelt. The traitorous announcement 
that the "Force of Life" Company was prepared, for 
a fee, to raise people from the dead, fell into his hands. 

Then showed the daring and resourceful statesman. 

Did he blench in the face of peril? Never! He 
summoned the post-office minions and set them on the 
track of the conspirators. Just the other day the plot 
was foiled, and the "Force of Life v Company put 
out of business. 

Twas a glorious victory. What if the anti-assas- 
sins had succeeded, unchecked? Man's mind falters 
at the awful prospect. Heaven knows it is bad enough 
to have to wait for some people to be removed by the 
kindly processes of nature. Put to have these brought 
back, after all our patience? We think not. Not if 
we know it. Are we going to go to court over a 
deceased grand-aunt's will and lie swearing that she 
loved us and intended to leave us all her money when 
there's a chance that unscrupulous relatives might 
bring the aged maiden back to testify for herself? 
HardU. 

Just after a benignant providence has taken awav 
our deadliest rivals, arc we going to stand a company 
picking him out of his coffin and confronting us with 
him again? Bosh! 

Put hail not the President Stepped in we'd have 
been helpless. Tt would have been finis for us. We 
might have stood off a resuscitated creditor, we might 
have called in the statute of limitations if it was only 
a wife's old admirer. 

Put think! Suppose your wife, now thoroughly 
humbled and taught her place, should face you and 
sav firmly: "I shall go to the "Force of Life" office 
right this minute and get mother back!" 

Mr. Roosevelt deserves our grateful thanks. He is 
the second Father of his country. 



SOME MARITAL ECCENTRICITIES. 

Truly strange revelations are made from time to 
lime in tin divorce courts. Scarcely a day passes that 
we are not edified by some domestic drama, ranging 
from tragedy to farce-comedy. 

Somewhat in the nature of extravaganza are two 
tales of marital woe that came in one day this week 
from Oakland. 

The first of these was the suit of a woman for 
divorce from her husband, a San Francisco business 
man. who is charged by his recalcitrant spouse with 
the offense of going about the house in a state of com- 
plete nudity. She avers in her complaint that her 
husband is so disdainful of the garb of civilized man 
that he has even arisen, built the matutinal fire, 
cooked and eaten his breakfast without even so much 
as a fig leaf to protect him from sudden draughts. 

To such evident effort to hark back to the state ol 
primitive man or the anthropoid ape, the good wife 
strongly objects. Dbubtless a "nachur man" may 
be well" meaning and sincere, but the line must be 
drawn somewhere— certainly at the breech-clout of 



January 27, 1906 

•-. but even tliis costume was apparently too 
cumbersome t< >r the husband in question. 

Tli 1- that of a charge brought l>> .1 

husband against his wife, to the effect thai when she 
tired of verbally abusing him, she followed up 
her attack by driving him helter-skelter into the barn, 
where sin- compelled him t" spend whole nights, 
shivering and repelling the invasion of rats and other 
vermin. It was, of course, not entire]) comme-il-faut 
for a wife thus to treat a possibly meek and loving 
husband, nor was it wholly wise, even were he r 
culprit, for such treatment is not calculated in the 
vast majority of cases to develop that Stage of con- 
jugal devotion which the hypercritical wife appears 
to have demanded. 

The advocates of the limited marriage idea doubt- 
less find in instances such as these the inspiration 
for their heresy. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



BULLIES WHO CARRY "GUNS." 

It has remained for that reputed fire-eater, Colonel 
lack Chinn, of Kentucky, to show up in his true light 
the swaggering bully who habitually carries a "gun' 
to awe his fellowmen and convey the impression that 
he is a "bad man." In spite of his reputation, the re- 
doubtable Colonel is not one of these people. Before 
the students of the Kentucky State University at 
Lexington, Colonel Chinn recently delivered an ad- 
dress in favor of the bill now before the Legislature 
of the Blue Grass State aimed at abolishing the prac- 
tice of carrying concealed weapons. 

"The pistol 'toter' is a person utterly devoid of 
character," said he. Continuing, he declared that he 
had more respect for a second-class thief than for a 
bully, and that he would rather be caught with coun- 
terfeit money on his person than with a pistol. 

It is evident from the Colonel's observations that 
the man who goes armed is not only a danger to the 
community, but a good deal of a false alarm in the 
matter of personal courage. The average gun "toter" 
is a coward at heart, who wants to terrorize his real 
superiors in bravery and to acquire a false reputation 
as a "dangerous man." 

Some of our own local bullies might with profit 
take a leaf from Colonel Chinn's book, and learn 
what genuinely manly and courageous men think of 
them. 



AN UNNECESSARY SERVICE. 

Senator Hale is fathering a movement to supply 
the Navy with some of the officers it sorely needs 
by adding the Revenue Cutter Service to the navy. 

The idea is not a new one. It has been suggested 
from time to time in the past, but it has been uni- 
formly opposed by naval officers, who have for years 
regarded the personnel of the revenue marine as their 
inferiors both professionally and socially. 

While there was a period when revenue officers 
were men of comparatively little education, the con- 
ditions of to-day are different. Greater care than 
ever before is being exercised in making appoint- 
ments to 1 the cutter service, in which are a great 
many graduates of Annapolis, men who have pre- 
cisely the same education and training as those of the 
navy. The standards of the revenue marine are now 
almost, if not quite, as high as those of the navy, and 
its officers, as a general thing, see considerably more 
sea service than the average of the navy. They would 
make excellent material for naval officers, most of 
them being young and highly trained, the revenue 
marine keeping up regular naval drill all the time, 
observing the navy's routine, etiquette and discipline. 



A Mill more important argument for the absorption 
of the revenue marine with the navy is the fact, more 
manifest every day. that the former i- reallj unn 
sary in these da) 5 of steam. There is really no appre- 
ciable demand for armed gunboats and cruisers such 
as now form the revenue fleet. Smugglers by water 
an- few, and they can be readily handled by small. 

swift steamers such as the launches now in use on 
Pugel Sound. A few such launches and a couple of 
boats for boarding officers of the customs service arc 
all that arc necessary. The larger vessels, particularly 
the new ones, are in reality nothing else than gun- 
boats, carrying batteries of rapid-fire guns and large 
crews. They belong to the navy properly. When a 
merchant vessel is to be overhauled or succored, a 
naval vessel can be sent after her as well as any other. 
The revenue service, as such, is unnecessary. Its 
\ essels burn a good deal of coal and otherwise expend 
a good deal of money unnecessarily. 

Despite the opposition of the naval officers, many 
of whom think first of themselves and then of the 
good of the country, the revenue officers, particularly 
the younger ones, should be placed in the navy, which 
is in great straits for trained, educated and experi- 
enced officers. 

It is a further fact that many of the revenue offi- 
cers do not care to be absorbed by the navy, for in 
that service they would have to work considerably 
harder than they do now. 



POSSIBLY ANOTHER NIGGER. 

Last week the News Letter suggested that when 
the Schmitz administration raised a hullabaloo about 
anything alleged to be out of gear in public affairs, 
it was always advisable to seek the nigger in the wood 
pile. As an illustration, the roar about the alleged ac- 
cumulation of unprobated wills in the County Clerk's 
office was made an excuse by the administration's 
organette for the probable increase of the office force 
and the appropriation by the acquiescent Supervisors 
of more money to feed the additional tax-eaters from 
the public crib. 

In the County Jail hubbub there would seem to be 
still another African. It will be remembered that one 
of the features of the County Jail howl was the com- 
plaint about the alleged waste of food and the alleged 
poor preparation of the food that was actually served. 

What does this mean but a general recruiting of 
members of the Cooks' and Waiters 1 Union in the 
ranks of the city's employees? The path having been 
laid, it is not impossible that the administration will 
throw out a few more plums to the stalwarts of the 
cuisine and the hash-house who voted for the labor 
machine. 

Keep your eye on these roars. They all have a 
motive. The motive is not unfrequently quite evident 
to the discerning eye. 



Natural gas is supplied to Kansas City at 25 

cents per 1,000 feet, which consumers have to pay, 
and political gas is supplied to San Francisco at an 
unknown price, which the taxpayers have to pay. 



Secretary Taft has stranded his Presidential 

canoe upon the rocks in the Panama ditch. He was 
his own pilot and allowed his anxiety to land at the 
wharf and forget the boulders. 



There is a growing demand for a United States 

Senate of statesmen. The large bank account has 
failed utterly. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, 1906 



MENTAL VAPIDITY. 

Students of the human mind may find an interest- 
ing field for study in the groups of men, most of them 
well advanced in years, who gather around whenever 
any of the petty tasks of daily life, such as the mov- 
ing of a safe, the hoisting of a heavy frame in a new 
building, the cleansing of a house by the sand jet 
and the like, are in progress. 

Most of us are too busy to pay much attention to 
these spectators, except when they gather in such 
numbers as to block the sidewalks, which they do 
not infrequently. But it is interesting to give them a 
little passing attention at times. 

No sooner has the trivial act which attracts their 
attention got a good start than the idly curious begin 
to assemble. They will stand, for periods varying 
from five or ten minutes to an hour watching with 
vacant, almost idiotic stare, the work of the derrick, 
the windless, or the hoisting engine. They line every 
excavation where a foundation is being laid, they 
block the street in front of the office building where a 
safe is being hoisted in or out, they pause at the 
least thing visible out of the extremely ordinary. 

The faces on these starers are worth noticing. Al- 
most without exception they bear the marks of low 
intelligence. The mouth is usually open, the lower 
jaw hanging. There is no alertness in the expression, 
the eyes are commonly dull and heavy. There is evi- 
dent in every way the small mind, absorbed in small 
things. 

The next time you see one of these groups, instead 
of hurrying by, pause for a moment yourself and 
gaze at the faces of the gazers. You will be inter- 
ested and amused. 



GET AFTER THESE NUISANCES. 

It behooves both the police and the police judges 
to become a little more active in the suppression of 
the persons who make a practice of throwing rubbish 
of all kinds in vacant lots, right in the midst of other- 
wise thickly settled districts as well as in the more 
soarsely settled, with the result that the aspect of 
the locality is seriously marred by a heap of tin cans, 
old boxes, papers and what not. 

There is an ordinance against this conversion of 
vacant lots into junk piles. Occasionally some one is 
arrested when caught red-handed, but he usually gets 
off altogether, or with a trifling fine, when his case is 
called in the police court. Such arrests and fines, 
when they occur, are so rare that they make little 
difference. What the police should do is to keep par- 
ticularly wide-open eyes for the offenders and arrest 
them whenever caught. The police may be materially 
aided by occupants of neighboring houses, who, when 
they see the nuisance committed, should either call 
a policeman or themselves swear out a warrant. Then 
when the case is brought before the police judge, he 
should exact a penalty that will make the culprit re- 
gret his act. even if a short term in prison be im- 
posed. 

JUGGLERY WITH JUSTICE. 

Recent happenings lend much strength to the opin- 
ion, now widely disseminated, that the administration 
of justice in some of the courts of this State has de- 
generated into proceedings that are farcical beyond 
explanation. The Collins case alone has done much 
to bring the courts into disrepute. Here is a man 
whose general reputation is notorious, who was 
brought back from Canada by extradition ; who, in 
the belief of at least half the people one meets on the 



streets is guilty of bigamy; who has aroused the 
antagonism of many of the leading men of the bar 
because of what they consider the disgrace he has 
heaped upon their professions, but, nevertheless, 
continues to Haunt himself in the faces of the people, 
laughing to scorn the courts and the judges, and 
calmly driving his chariot of insolence through the 
many holes which he is permitted to hack through 
every law upon the books. No sooner have the people 
become a-weary of Collins and his cunning than Oak- 
land contributes its share to the general dissatisfac- 
tion. Over in Oakland, a well-known young man 
named McNulty is on trial, charged with a serious 
offense. His guilt or innocence is immaterial, so far 
as this comment goes. The point is, that his trial, 
like that of Collins, has degenerated into a farce. One 
of the jurors, who is known to be an associate of many 
friends of the defendant, arises in the jury box and 
says he does not think he is competent to sit longer 
as a juror, as he has reached a conclusion. This juror 
keeps a saloon. His brother, it is said, was once de- 
fended by McNulty's present attorney. The District 
Attorney knew these facts when examining the juror, 
but did not challenge him. Now he gives what ap- 
pears to be a very weak excuse for not having chal- 
lenged him. It is evident that, if convicted, McNulty 
will escape on appeal. The conduct of his trial now 
has that appearance which gamblers and politicians 
call "raw." The Grand Jury of Alameda County 
would perform a public service by properly investi- 
gating the McNulty case. 

Railway construction in the Northwest has 

been suspended because labor cannot be obtained — 
cannot be obtained for two reasons ; first, labor unions 
will not themselves do the work nor allow non- 
union labor to do it, and second, labor unions have 
scared Congress into standing by the exclusion act, 
thus barring out good men who would build the 
roads. An Andrew Jackson sort of a man is needed 
at Washington. 



On March 1st next, Germany's tariff war on 

the United States will commence all along the line, 
unless the Washington Government is smart enough 
to out-general the Kaiser for position. Fortunately 
were no longer beholden to the Faderland for lager, 
sauerkraut or cheese with a ten-horse— power smell. 

Balfour stands defeated in his Manchester 

home, but he still stands the world over as one of the 
most polished gentlemen of his time. 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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The Gaelic revival, about which Father Yorkc 

and other imported Americans are making a pro- 
digious noise, lias as much common sense and prac- 
tieal utility to recommend it as a crusade for the 
stirring up of popular interest in the study of Egyp- 
tian hieroglyphics — with the possible exception thai 
it may keep Yorkc SO busy that he will not have 
time to preach anarch} and practice politics. 

Former Sheriff Peter J. Curtis, confessedly the 

friend of Gavin McNab and admittedly one of those 
who couldn't stomach Hearst in the Santa Cruz Con- 
vention, is being well pilloried and carefully mud- 
plastered by Hearst's local newspaper for those two 
awful crimes. The Examiner has not yet charged 
him with the abduction of the lost Charley Ross, but 
it is not yet done with him. 

The Crier will, for this once, overlook the con- 
duct of the reporter wdio told a naughty tale about 
"ankle wiggling." under the pretense of explaining a 
law suit, but the scribe must not escape censure for 
misprinting the name of Judge D'ibble, that eminently 
austere and correct member of the local bar, in such 
a suggestive connection. 

Reporters, according to Professor H'owison of 

the State University, have no souls, and student jour- 
nalists have no right to sit at his venerable feet and 
drink in the Howisonian philosophy. For a person 
without a press agent the Sage of Berkeley is getting 
what the newspapers call "liberal space" for nothing. 

The keenest regret over the omission of the 

Mardi Gras ball pierces the fair bosoms of the society 
dames, who have no other opportunity to prove to 
the $5-a-head public and the no-dollar-a-head Bo- 
hemians that they are endowed with the same num- 
ber of legs as the women of the plain people. 

The faithful correspondent at Redding who 

sends out creepy stories about mountain lions ter- 
rorizing farmers will never have his name written in 
the lamb's Book of Life if Rufus P. Jennings and the 
Promotion Committee have any influence with the 
celestial literary bureau. 

A Los Angeles labor leader is back from the 

Antipodes with a story of how he went to sleep in a 
Pullman in California and woke up six months later 
in Australia, his mind being a total blank meanwhile. 
He ought to have that narrative set to music and sell 
it as a comic opera. 

One of the most amusing things the Crier has 

laid - eyes upon was the electric sign which glittered 

in front of a Market street theatre last week. It read : 

PRICE OF HONOR 

IS, 25, 35 and 50c. 

— — It occurs to the Crier that the "hundred-to-one 
shot" of which the Emeryville victims dream comes 
true now and then when the victim of a hundred race 
track robberies blows out his brains — a hundred 
losses to one pistol shot. 

Little jewel-voiced Tetrazzini is experiencing 

a killing frost in Mexico. Hasten back to San Fran- 
cisco, Signorina, and cash in a handful of those top 
notes that are legal tender anywhere in California. 



The air is full of insurance reforms, but it is 

all talk, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. 
The way to reform insurance management is to make 
it known that every dishonest official is absolutely 
certain of spending the balance of his days at hard 
labor in a prison. It is not the principles of insurance 
that are at fault, but thieves who steal their way into 
official positions. Be merciless in dealing with those 
who offend in a business in which nearly every one 
has a vital interest. 

The Japanese and Korean League has com- 
manded one of its members to write President Roose- 
velt a long letter, in which the nation's illustrious 
head will be instructed in his presidential duties. 
The beauty of our system of Government is that a 
sovereign may make a monumental ass of himself 
without offending the constitution or the laws. What 
greater liberty could one want. 

For the current week the News Letter's prize 

for newspaper mendacity must be awarded to the sup- 
ple-jointed son of Saphira at Reno, who submits a 
dainty little cameo of a tale about a woman who 
turned on the faucet and saw nuggets and gold-dust 
pour into the kitchen sink. 

A socialist wave is agitating the Kaiser, but it 

should not, for the "wave" is simply the German 
socialists who went to Russia to overthrow the Gov- 
ernment returning to their own country in hot haste. 
A case of chickens coming back to the old coop for a 
little rest. 

Persons applying for positions on the Panama 

Canal should bear in mind what seems to be a steel- 
riveted fact, that no one will be considered who is 
not entirely willing and altogether capable of drawing 
a fat salary. No tender-footed or tender-hearted need 
apply. 

Fitzsimmons, the spotted one, has bought a 

saloon in Chicago. H|e may not possess any longer a 
"knock-out" punch, but he will now be in a position 
to dispense "knock-out drops" to persons in need of 
such "drowsy syrups of the East." 

There appears to be an impression at Berkeley 

that there is a commercial element in matriculation 
of athletic freshmen at Palo Alto. The student of 
these days is valued, like beef, at so much a pound 
on the hoof. 

• George D. Collins is still having trouble in 

finding — and keeping — a boarding place. Like the 
Nazarene, whom he resembles in no other respect, 
he "hath not where to lay his head." 

"What a Spinster Ought to Know" was the 

sermon topic of an Alameda pulpiteer. The Crier 
would like to hear him tell anything the up-to-date 
spinster doesn't know. 

It-is hard to speak of the gathering of Episco- 
pal ladies without thinking that they are alt lay- 
women, and that therefore this might be called a hen 
convention. 

The "man behind the gun" in a hold-up affair 

is a mild-mannered mendicant compared with the 
Mann behind the paper in the New York blackmailing 
exposure. 

Calve, the singer, is playing her familiar press 

agent game of finding and adopting young song- 
stresses wherever she does a one-performance stand. 

Let no dog bark about the Governorship when 

"Sir Oracle" Ruef is within hearing. 

Politics and the divorce courts make strange 

bed fellows. 



6 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

THE TRUTH ABOUT ABJNAPOJLI! 



January 27, 1906 

HAZIMG 



BY ARTHUR H. DUTTON, U. S. N. A., '85 



With the possible exception of West Point, there is 
no institution of learning in the world where the haz- 
ing of the newcomers — called the plebes — is con- 
ducted on the systematic lines that it is at the 
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. No col- 
lege man, no civilian who has not actually experi- 
enced the sensation of being hazed at Annapolis has 
the faintest idea of what it is. Having graduated 
from the Naval Academy when hazing was pretty 
much the same as it is now — it seldom changes 
materially from year to year — I shall endeavor to 
describe the character of the hazing at Uncle Sam's 
school for naval officers. 

In the first place, its underlying basis is the policy 
of impressing upon the new midshipman of the fourth 
class — the plebe — the idea that he is a very inferior 
sort of human being. The reason for this is the fact 
that nearly every newcomer, the moment he gets his 
appointment and orders his uniform, has a very ex- 
alted idea of himself. That feeling known as "chesti- 
ness" is uppermost in his mind. Hazing — or running, 
as the milder forms of hazing are termed — is a radi- 
cal cure for "chestiness." Silly and reprehensible as 
the practice is, it certainly does effect two good pur- 
poses: It instills into the newcomer a respect for 
superiority in rank, which is indispensable in a mili- 
tary organization, and it is a complete cure for snob- 
bery on the part of some youths who imagine them- 
selves socially superior to their fellows. Paradoxi- 
cal as it may seem, the practice is a highly democratic 
erne, in as much as the son of rich and fashionable 
parents who acts as if he thought he were somewhat 
better than the son of poor, obscure parents, is abso- 
lutely certain to receive far more than his share of 
hazing, which is of a type chosen to rid him most 
effectively of the delusion. 

Another feature of Annapolis hazing is the fact that 
it is rarely vindictive. There is seldom any personal 
feeling in it, the ones who are a plebc's worst hazers 
while he is a plebe are often his warmest friends 
after he has passed into the higher classes. The ex- 
ceptions to this, as to other rules, are not many. 

When the plebe makes his first entry into the aca- 
demic grounds after his appointment, his experiences 
come rapidly. He is no sooner out of the sight of the 
commissioned officers than he is waylaid, in all like- 
lihood, and questioned by one or more upper class- 
men, win 1 confuse, badger and annoy him without 
mercy. His release from his tormentors depends 
much on his behavior. If he is dignified, military in 
his bearing and respectful to them, he is not greatly 
molested thereafter. If he is rebellious, "cheeky," or 
inclined to be funny, he gets it much worse. 

The first conversation to which he is subjected is 
apt to be somewhat as follows : 

Upper Classman — Hey, there, you. mister — stand 
at attention there — head up — eyes to the front — hands 
at your sides — hold on. there, wipe off that smile — 
who do you think you are. anyway — what's your 
name? 

Plebe — Jones is my name 

Upper Classman — WHAT! Sling on a "sir" when 
you speak to me. mister. Now, tell me your name. 

Plebe — Jones, sir! 

Upper Classman — Spell it. 



Plebe — J-o-n-e-s, sir. 

Even this is not satisfactory. The plebe is made to 
spell his name, putting a "sir" after each letter. Nor 
is this enough, lie is told that he is somebody else, 
and often made to memorize and recite a long, fic- 
titious name for himself, which he is required to de- 
liver to the next upper classman who asks him his 
name. For example, 1 had a classmate who had to re- 
cite dramatically something like the following when 
asked his name : 

"I am Wild Bill, the terror of the plains — I eat coy- 
otes and drink sulphuric acid. Gore is my beverage 
and foul murder my pastime. When I whoop the 
wolves run to cover and the grizzlies tremble," and 
so on for about three minutes. He is often asked if he- 
entered the academy for patriotism or $500 a year — 
a midshipman's pay. 

A plebe is never allowed to smile in the presence 
of upper classmen. He must never omit the all im- 
portant "sir" in speaking to them. He is never called 
by his last name alone, the prefix ".Mister" being al- 
ways used until he finishes his first year. After that 
the ".Mister" is dropped, signifying that he is at last 
the equal of the other midshipmen. A plebe is be- 
ing constantly told that he is only a poor, miserable, 
insignificant creature, between whom and the upper 
classman there is an enormous gulf. 

From morning until night the plebe is harassed 
with unwritten rules. He is not allowed to drink milk 
at the mess table until after Christmas; he cannot 
walk in a shady path called "Lovers' Lane;" he can- 
not attend the hops or other social entertainments; 
he must not use certain benches in the grounds; he- 
is restricted to certain places for his amusements ; he 
must never speak to an upper classman until spoken 
to ; he must instantly arise, uncover and stand at 
"attention" when an upper classman enters his room. 

Neglect or disobedience of any of these traditional 
but unwritten rules is swiftly punished by more or 



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hazing, the severity of which varies 
mainly with tk of "cheekiness" of the plebe. 

Perhaps he is made to run "rabbit races" with one or 
more of h >n all-fours, or perhaps to run 

irs backwards, or to "do menagerie," bj imitat- 
of animal nr bird. Not infrequently a 
number of plebes arc taught to portray different ani- 
mals nr birds, and then, at the order "menagerie," 
each at once starts in to imitate the animal <>r bird 
gnated, with a result that is bizarre. 
"The human sandwich" is another favorite form of 
diversion for the upper classmen, who, in this act, 
require a plebe to get between the mattrasses of his 

bed. while another plebe is sandwiched a tier above 
him, and then another on top of the latter. "Disap- 
pearance" is another teat. It consists of the upper 
classman, the minute he enters a room containing a 
number of plebes giving the order "disappear." In- 
stantly every plebe must seek to conceal himself, at 
least theoretically. It' the wardrobe and the bed are 
occupied by the self-concealers, it may be necessary 
to seek theoretical concealment behind a chair leg, or 
a shoe or even a hair-brush. The last man to disap- 
pear is always called upon to perform other acts. 
< 'ue of m\' classmates, on a practice cruise, was pun- 
ished for dilatoriness in obeying some fantastic com- 
mand, by being made to spend four hours in the 
chain locker, and whenever the ship's bell made its 
half-hourly striking, he had to rattle the chain in the 
cavernous locker and cry out: "I am not mad — I am 
not mad." 

Disobedience of any command of the hazers means 
a fight. If the disparity in size is great, the antago- 
nist for the rebellious plebe is chosen by the upper 
classman from the latter's classmates who are about 
the same weight as the plebe. Every effort for fair- 
ness is made in the fight, it being conducted under 
regular ring rules, with seconds and referee. 

But the orders are seldom disobeyed. Here is a 
peculiar feature of Annapolis, which few persons take 
into consideration, namely, the fact that the plebes 
themselves rarely object seriously to it after the first 
shock is past. They learn to look upon it as a recog- 
nized institution, with traditions and strict rules, and 
they likewise recognize the fact that personal ani- 
mosity seldom enters into it. The brow-beating and 
bullying are more than usually feigned and fictitious, 
and the plebe is not long in realizing this. In fact, 
one of the severest restrictions placed upon the plebe 
is that over his risibles. The prohibition of laughing 
and smiling in the presence of upper classmen is a 
genuine hardship, as nearly all of the hazing is in- 
tensely ridiculous. Humor and an imagination of a 
high order in creating laughable situations are omni- 
present in hazing and running. The plebe at times 
actually cannot resist bursting into laughter at his 
own enforced antics. 

Another peculiar feature of the Annapolis hazing 
is that the upper classman never puts his hands upon 
the plebe, except in the cases of the occasional fights 
that occur. Everything is done in obedience to com- 
mand. The plebe is told to do certain things, and he 
must do them of his own effort. 

He is not physically maltreated. Sometimes ha 
is exhausted by being directed to do certain 
of the "setting-up" exercises of the regular practical 
curriculum until he almost drops with fatigue, but 
this is not common. My own hands were torn and 
bleeding once from running a race on all-fours with 
five of my fellow plebes, and cutting my hands on 
some sand and gravel I had not noticed until actually 
in it. The man who lost the race was forced to "lay 



aloft and furl the wardrobe" in his room for half an 
hour, clambering up and down the side of the furni- 
ture and going through the motions of furling a sail 
each time. 

Some of the most trying things imposed upon 
plebes are compulsory calls upon upper classmen 
other than the hazers. lor example, a plebe, or per- 
haps two or three of them, are despatched to the room 
■ue upper classman, and told to serenade him 
with tin pans, whistles or some other barbarous musi- 
cal instrument, perhaps singing the wash list to the 
tune of ".Mary Had a Little Lamb." Or the plebe 
may be ordered to dash into a quiet upper classman's 
room, rush madly three times around the table, then 
upset the bed and then dash out — if he can do so 
before the victim of his antics can head him off. I 
was once sent to tap a big, athletic second classman 
three times on the nose and inform him that my name 
was Dlutton. I had a pretty lively half-hour after- 
wards. 

The hazing and running begins the moment the 
plebe enters the school. It continues right up to 
the day before the annual graduation exercises, upon 
which date the plebe leaves the fourth class and en- 
ters the third class, thereby becoming an upper class- 
man himself, and undertaking a little running on his 
own account upon the new arrivals who now succeed 
him in his plebehood. The hazing is generally less 
severe as the academic year waxes, but it is never 
wholly ended until the year itself ends. 

Woe betide the conceited, "stuck-up" youth who 
comes to Annapolis with any ideas of social superior- 
ity over any of his fellow midshipmen, either of his 
own class or any other. He is humbled to the dust 
without mercy. It is rubbed into him good and hard 
that while there may be distinctions in rights, ranks 
and privileges between the four different classes of 
midshipmen, each individual of each class is /oji an 
absolutely equal footing with- every other member 
of his class, unless he is placed in Coventry for 
some offense, such as lying, which prevents him from 
having any but official intercourse with any of his 
classmates except his room-mate. 

As I have already indicated, hazing is not often 
objected to by the plebes themselves. The rumpus 
about it usually comes from some home-sick, 
mamma's darling sort of lad, who is confronted for 
the first time in his life by a hard, unsympathetic 
world. He wants to go home, and writes a wailing 
letter to his parents, with the result that a terrible 
howl is raised. The vast majority of the plebes are 
really amused by the hazing, or at least by the milder 
running, which seldom hurts, even temporarily. The 
loss of self-respect that may be sustained the first few- 
days quickly passes away when the true spirit behind 
the hazing is understood. 

Ridiculous, logically indefensible, and certainly an- 
noying as it often is, hazing as practiced at Annapo- 
lis has at least two merits : It teaches respect for rank, 
military obedience, self-control and endurance of the 
reprimands which will come later in life ; and it effec- 
tually remedies the disposition of many of the new- 
comers to hold themselves higher than their fellows, 
either in or out of the service. 

The youth who cannot endure the hazing at the 
Naval Academy, foolish as it may be, is not a fit 
person for a naval officer. If he has not the tempera- 
ment and the patience to endure it and its occasional 
hardships, he lacks the pluck and the character to 
undergo the hardships of an officer's life. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 20, 1906 



iHILILY R0UMB1HIE-AB, BOATMAN 



BY FREDERIC BENNETT 



Billy Roundhead was a boatman in the good old 
Whitehall days, 
And he tended ships and steamers in the bay. 
He was big and he was honest, and he pulled a husky 
oar; 
There was no man that could beat him of the men 
who row to-day. 



He was known to all the skippers, and they gave their 
"biz" to him, 
'Cause they knew he wouldn't do 'em any dirt. 
He was full of acts o' kindness, and a-doin' of his 
work 
He often missed his supper and his arms ached 
till they hurt. 



It was "Billy, row the mate ashore, and fetch 
provisions out, 
You'll find 'em piled up proper on the pier." 
Or, "Billy, take the skipper in, and mind your P's 
and Q's — 
He's mad to-day, for half the crew are full o' 
fightin' beer." 



So Billy served the Mary Ann and many another ship, 
And worked up quite a name for bein' square. 

He was game and he was gritty, and the tide-rip 
scared him none, 
There was not a job in sight he wouldn't dare. 



But one day Captain Johnson of the British Ship 

The Czar, 

Struck Billy Roundhead hard without no cause. 

He was drunk, this limejuice skipper, and the crew 

the}- all stood back 

While he ranted 'bout his discipline and laws. 



That night the English skipper went ashore to see 
the sights, 

And 'twas morning when he bellowed for a 
boat. 



He was fightin' drunk and ugly, and he didn't know 
his man 
When Bill)' Roundhead came upon the float. 



'Sec 'ere, ye bloomin' idjet, take me out aboard The 
Czar," 
Was what the ravin' skipper had to say. 
So Billy dumped him in the boat and struck out 'cross 
the tide ; 
< )h. it's funny parts a boatman has to play. 



Captain Johnson's head was muddled by the liquor 
he had drunk, 
And he stood up when they reached the cobbled 
sea. 
Then he staggered over back-ards and he disappeared 
from sight. 
Why Billy didn't let him go was always strange 
to me. 



But Billy grabbed him by the hair and pulled him 
in the boat, 
And a fightin', merry time he had o' that, 
For the skipper kicked and hammered like a lunatic 
that's out. 
And he cursed because he'd lost his Henglish 'at. 



Billy had to use his painter for to tie the skipper 
down, 
\ii'l he fixed him so he couldn't budge an inch. 
".Mate, ahoy! I've brought vour skipper," shouted 
Billy to The Czar, 
And they hauled up Captain Johnson with the 
winch. 



That was Billy Roundhead's char'ctcr — he was 
always doin' good, 
And many a man Ik- kepi from bein' sunk. 
And in tins special instance Captain Johnson thanked 
him much 
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January 27. 1906 SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

THE TRIUMPH OF STRENGTH 

An Allegory of Real Life 



BY PAUL G. CLARK 



An old man leaned backward in a rocker placed 
before a comfortable hearth tire. Save for the occa- 
sional somnolent movement of eyelids, there was no 
animation in his long, lank form. The hair was 
iron-gra\. the face and the body well wasted by toil, 
anil the pantaloons hung from the limbs like a flabby 
skin. He had reached the age of sixty-six. and though 
he enjoyed the accumulations of an industrious life- 
time, his strength was so far spent that he was 
scarcely conscious of his luxuries. 

Had he the energy of mind to formulate a distinct 
thought, it would have been this: "My pleasure in 
living is over. My body is no better than a corpse. 
1 can participate no more in the carnival of life." 

He knew from the high flicker of shadows on the 
walls that the fire needed stirring, but though his 
will feebly formed a resolution, when it came to act 
he had no volition whatever. His muscles all were 
like loose strings on a musical instrument. So he 
sat motionless for hours in the midst of every com- 
fort in the world, while the fire slowly died. Once 
his lips moved, and he said, "It is late." 

On the other side of the fire-wall of the old house 
the flames shot brilliantly on the hearth. The room 
was illuminated. The furnishings were simple and 
in exquisite taste. There were charming effects in 
draperies, screens, window curtains, and the framing 
of pictures. Over the bed lay a lace counterpane. A 
glance assured that the apartment was occupied by a 
woman of refinement. 

An eye privileged to look within could not have 
failed, however, to discern a young girl standing be- 
fore the fire. That glance would have lingered on the 
proportions of her form. Tall, robust, lithe — super- 
abundant health seemed to emit a light from the 
perfection of her body. The play of the muscles as 
she ceaselessly moved a limb, tapping the carpet, be- 
tokened a constant training in the field, and the glow 
of her cheeks was an acknowledgment that she loved 
the air and sun. A glorious being, to whom action 
was life, every flash of her eye was a wish to live. 

She stretched out her arms to full length and raised 
them slowly. The muscular tension was so vigorous 
an enjoyment that she smiled, though there was no 
one whose glance she might meet, 

Then she leaned her elbows on the mantle, bending 
forward, but observing that her skirts were near the 
flames, threw her body into an erect position at one 
movement. Next she took the brass poker and stirred 
the fire so that the leaping flames roared and the 
sparks bounded into the room. The disturbance 
seemed to afford her the keenest pleasure. 

So little satisfied her — but she remained dissatis- 
fied ; she was utterly alone ; no one would call to- 
night ; there was nothing she could do that would 
occupy an hour. 

"It is early," she said, "so early." But the clock 
showed eleven. "I am bored ; I will go to bed." 

So swift were her movements that in half a dozen 
minutes she was attired in the clothes of sleep, over 
which she threw a cashmere dressing gown, On her 
feet were knitted slippers of blue silk. 



"I am foolish to go to bed. I will read." Bui 
having perused ten pages of a novel she threw il into 
the fire. Then she went through her customary exer- 
cises before retiring. As the blood bounded in her 
veins, a swift idea struck her. "Perhaps I can amuse 
myself by prowling. The house is still. The old chap 
in the next room is certainly out. This is Saturday, 
and he always spends it with his banking friends in 
the country. I'll look through his pictures and 
things." She inspected the door on that side of the 
wall. The doors of the old house had simply been 
sealed to shut it off into suites and apartments. She 
tried it ; to her surprise it opened. She laughed glee- 
fully. They had been neighbors for a year and neither 
so much as dreamed the door was negligently un- 
locked. We take so much for granted in this life. 

She peered in ; it was almost dark. Then she went 
in herself. She could make out nothing. So she ad- 
vanced to the center. "He had a fire, almost dead 
now." So she came forward to stir it. She groped 
for the poker. It was in the right place. She had no 
difficulty in seizing it — in stirring the embers. They 
winked like a man stirring from slumber, sent out 
little fiery flames, caught on a heap of coal, and flared 
upon the hearth. The girl threw on more coal. There 
was a crackle and the fire burned brilliantly. 

She turned and saw the man. He was awake. He 
had not yet moved ; he did not believe in the reality 
before him. He thought that he dreamed. She was 
cold with astonishment. And then she spoke, stam- 
mering, trying to explain. But he laughed and rose, 
and she tried no more. The blood of an hour ago 
rebounded. She was amused. Here was an adven- 
ture. They talked. The hours sped. ' She curled on 
a couch and looked at the portfolios he brought, at 
collections of jewels. Hie put an arm around her. She 
did not rebuff. She was amused. 

Hours passed. "I am so tired!" said the girl. She 
sank on the couch and fell asleep. 

The old man stood before the fire. He rubbed his 
hands. His eyes were like the flames. He looked at 
the clock. "It is early," he said. It was three in the 
morning. 

He fell to poking the fire, so that the flames burst 
up the chimney and the sparks flew into the room. 

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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 




Temptations for the Scot. 

"The Bailie," a highly respectable and widely-read 
publication of Scotland, in a recent issue, contains the 
following interesting and pointed paragraph which 
quite a number of people here will appreciate: "It is 
a very long time since reference was made in these 
columns to Jumpers California. This company, 
largely owing to its inside history, does not bear the 
best of reputation, but the management is different 
now to what it was when the shares were being sold 
to the Scotch public at as many pounds as they at 
present command shillings." Does "The Bailie" 
mean to convey the information that the "Holy Wil- 
lies" and leading Elders of the Free, or some other 
brand of kirk, have retired replete with their "earn- 
ings," or have they been retired by a sterner fate to 
reap the benefit of their good works among the saints 
in that land of promise after a sojourn in the weary 
wilderness, which profited them so well? In any case, 
the retirement will be a source of profound congratu- 
lation to folk acquainted with their devious wander- 
ing from the beaten pathway on their pilgrimage to 
Zion. Only their departure to the new Jerusalem 
will, however, be a guarantee that the Scotch public 
will not be in danger again should the good men 
be led astray by temptation to roll up a stray baubee 
or so, although as much cannot be hoped for any 
golden bricks lying around loose in their new abiding 
place. 

* * * 

Another Fairy Tale. 

A story is now going the rounds of the press of the 
discovery of a solid gold brick, said to be worth 
$200,000, hidden under the foundations of an old mill 
in New Mexico, which some contractors were en- 
gaged in dismantling. This is another absurdity in 
the mining line on a par with the tale of the meteor 
which they had the Standard Oil Company delving 
for the other day, or a measurement of ore reserves 
in a Tonopah mine by some tenderfoot, basing his 
calculations on a free gold exhibit in a piece of speci- 
men rock reserved for promotion purposes. This 
valuable treasure trove is supposed, according to the 
narrative, to have been hidden by a former employee 
of the mill, which is very likely, gold bricks of this 
size being so common around a mill, and apt to be 
mislaid on a shelf at the mercy of some prowling thief 
of a miner. We have heard of towns being built up 
by the theft of specimen ore from rich pockety gold 
mines, and of fortunes based on the robbery of mines 
of this class by trusted employees, but a swag valued 
at nearly a quarter of a million is a little too tough 
a yarn to swallow. A fellow engaged in robbery on 
such a gigantic scale must have had an ambition 
worthy of a trust magnate, and would not be likely 
to overlook a trifle of the kind all ready to pack 

away. 

* * * 

The Oceanic Meeting. 

The bulk of the outside shareholders of the Oceanic 
Steamship Company funked over the prospects at the 
annual meeting the other day, and many of them sold 
out their stock at $1 per share, when a more nervy 



January 27, 1906 

set would have pitched in and bought it. The com- 
pany ran behind again last year, the report of the 
President showing a net loss of $183,344.82, swelling 
the amount due to John D. Spreckels, for advances, 
to nearly $2,000,000. The outlook for a more pros- 
perous year is good, and if the subsidy bill now pend- 
ing in Congress is passed, the company should be in 
a position to make money. Judging from all accounts, 
the meeting was a lively one, developing the fact 
that not a few of the shareholders are "kickers," and 
apparently on the general principle that no one would 
know they were alive if they did not make a noise. 
The only point which could have been carried to ad- 
vantage they failed to score; that was, to have placed 
the overdraft held against the company by John D. 
Spreckels on an annual interest-bearing basis instead 
of letting the latter be compounded monthly, as it 
now stands. The bugbear raised of a $10 assessment 
about to be levied fell flat on a showing that financial 
necessities of the moment could be covered by a call 
of about $2 per share. If Spreckels called in his 
loan, which there is nothing to prevent him doing at 
any moment, should he desire it, the "kicking" ele- 
ment would find themselves gyrating on empty air in 
short order, a fact they do not seem to realize. The 
trade between this port and Australia is bound to 
develop in importance, and the Oceanic practically 
controls it, so far as an) opposition is concerned. The 
company is bound to win out eventually. 
* * * 

The Pine-St. Market. 

The new Nevada shares continue to attract the 
attention of investors for the time being on the Pine 
street stock exchange. A large volume of business 
was transacted in them during the past week, but at 
a lower range of prices, brought about by liquidation 
on the part of holders, in the first place, and by free 
sales latterly by local dealers, who got scared, as 
usual, and started to run to cover. However, as the 
earlier speculators continued to stand their ground, 
the market did not suffer much, and as low prices are 
sure to bring in new buyers, a reaction may be ex- 
pected. 

The Comstocks still rule quiet, with no endeavor 
being made to create much enthusiasm over the situa- 
tion by the powers in control. With them, it is a 
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ity in other c|iiartcrs. which will afford them mi op- 
inity to take up tin- linos again to advantaj 

* * * 

A Wiser Policy. 

A despatch s.iys that at the Mountain Copper ' 
smelters near Martinez the sulphuric smoke i- being 
put through a process which results in saving the by- 
products, in the form of sulphuric acid and a deposit 

: fur fertilizer, the latter being used with success 
on the farms in the vicinity. At the same time, the 
company is being vigorously prosecuted for the rlam- 
age it has done in the past, suits being now main- 
tained against it in the courts, aggregating in the 
neighborhood of $100,000. It seems strange that the 
>w in vogue was not introduced years ago, 
when the trouble first started with the farm owners 
in the neighborhood of its works at Keswick. Shasta 
County. It would have saved the company a large 
amount of money in the long run, and expended in 
litigation which has lasted for years past. Still, the 
corporation is rich, and in a position to enjoy the 
luxury of airing its obstinacy in a marked degree — 
a prominent characteristic of the British the world 

over. 

* * * 

Manhattan, the new bonanza camp of Nevada, 
located about sixty miles southwest of Tonopah, is 
about to be represented on the local exchange. The 
ground covered by the original discovery notices, 
known as the Seyler-H'umphrey Gold Mining Co., 
has been incorporated, and will shortly be listed here 
by the well-known firm of Zadig & Co., who will 
direct its destinies on the exchange. The property_ is 
a wonder, so far as it has been developed, and in- 
cludes the April Fool, War Eagle, Tip-Top, Lottie, 
Ida and Fraction, on all of which gold was found in 
surprising amounts from the grass roots. It is ex- 
pected that the stock will be a lively one from the 
start, and will not likely hang long about the bed rock 
price at which it will be listed. 



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January 27, 1906 




Unappreciated Champions of the Weak. 

The starter of the trouble was a seven-year-old 
boy who, out of pure malice, had thrown mud at a 
ten-year-old. The larger boy resented the act, and 
his disapproval took the form of a drubbing adminis- 
tered to his tormentor. The scene of conflict being 
Market street, of course a crowd gathered, and among 
the spectators was a thirteen-year-old boy who had 
not seen the beginning- of the trouble, but saw that 
a big boy was thrashing a little one. His fair play 
instinct was aroused, and within ten seconds there 
was a change in the personnel of the combatants, the 
seven-year-old giving place to the thirteen-year-old, 
who proceeded to pummel his small adversary in 
thorough fashion. 

"Ought to be ashamed of yourself, hittin' a little 
feller like that," he said, as he hit him again. 

Of course the crowd had grown larger by this 
time, and one of the newcomers, a youth of eighteen, 
inquired what was the trouble. "Big feller lickin' 
a little feller," said a bystander. 

The youth of eighteen immediately became an im- 
portant factor in the trouble that was going on. "Why 
don't you take some one of your size?" he demanded, 
as he grabbed the thirteen-year-old anil proceeded to 
pummel him in a manner that delighted some of the 
audience and angered others. One of the latter was 
a full-grown man, a husky, brawny two-hundred- 
pounder, whose wrath at seeing a big boy whip a 
small one overcame him. He jumped into the arena. 
"Here, you bully." he yelled to the youth, "I'll teach 
you to jump onto some one smaller than yourself." 
Mis teaching consisted of cracking the youth first on 
one side of the jaw, then on the other. He was just 
beginning to enjoy himself when a policeman ap- 
peared on the scene. 

"What's the row?" he inquired. 

"Big feller lickin' a little feller," again said a by- 
stander. 

Indignation was written all over the policeman's 
countenance. His brawny right hand laid violent 
hold of the man's collar. "Ought to be ashamed of 
yourself, jumpin' onto somebody that can't hit back," 
he said. Then, as the man resisted, he hit him a good 
one on the side of the head, and dragged him toward 
the patrol box. 

The moral of this is that we can't bear to see any 
one bully somebody else. Also, that the suppression 
of oppression often requires oppression. 

* * * 

A Coincidence in the Elevator. 

A good story is going the rounds, which concerns 
a weil-known young and wily widow, possessing a 
dignified, staid, old-fashioned surname, but often 
designated in our social columns by a cognomen 
which would immediately suggest a frisky, bizarre 
person, when of the truth she is most sober and dig- 
nified. A minute description might thusly describe 
her, although you can scarcely "add a hue to the 
rainbow or paint the lily." She has beautiful, dark 
eyes, the windows of her soul, and they sometimes 
have an expression as if she might "catch another 
Antony in her toils." This charming widow resides 



at one of our most prominent and fashionable hotels. 
At this same hostelry another well-known widow, the 
proud mother of a rising bud, also lives, the wife of 
one of our lately deceased divines. The latter widow- 
has a son — I might "breathe his faults so gently they 
would seem but the taints of liberty," although he 
often treads the path of dalliance. The son called 
upon his mother. Not finding her at home, he 
stepped to the elevator and asked the boy in charge 
for a key to room 50. Now, 50 is the number of the 
wily widow's suite. In the elevator at the time was 
a staid spinster of dignified mien, an intimate friend 
of the aforesaid widow. She looked up with sus- 
pended breath, as she had just tried the door of her 
friend's room and found it locked. When the elevator 
dropped into space, the operator with a disgusted, 
lack-lustre eye, volunteered to the friend : "Mam, he 
don't know what he's saying, see? He wants key 51. 
his mother's room," and thus was saved the reputa- 
tion of the wily widow "as trifles light as air," you 
know. 

But all her friends are enjoying this delightful mor- 
sel of a story. 

* * * 

Bound to Exhibit his Rank. 

The following story is told of a well-known couple 
at present residing in San Francisco, and prominent 
in years gone by at the Navy Yard. The adoring 
wife always speaks of and refers to her devoted spouse 
as the "Admiral." with an accent decidedly on the 
"Admiral" — which title, by the way, he received only 
upon retiring from active service in the United States 
Navy. The "Admiral" and his wife arc lavish en- 
tertainers and great whist players — in fact, rare ex- 
perts. It was while a well-known lady was waiting 
For Mrs. "Admiral" to join them in a game of whist 
at her own home that the first mentioned lady hap- 
pened to glance at an oil painting hung in a conspicu- 
ous place upon the wall, and observed the face of a 
very youthful man in a painting representing the 

Admiral" when very young in the service. Upon 
close inspection she noted epaulettes with an Ad- 
miral's stars much in evidence upon his shoulders. 
She could not reconcile the face of a mere youth with 
an Admiral's insignia of rank. So she turned an 
inquiring look at her vis-a-vis at cards, an equalty 
bright little ladv, who, sotto voce, immediately volun- 



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tccml the information that the epaulettes were 
painted in after the title was conferred, in li 
mem xplanation occurred 

is the hostess entered the drawing room. 

» • « 

He is a Great Raconteur. 

n Davis, the man who made Carson City famous, 
has been bavins,' some fun in the effete East. Sam 
lias been hobnobbing with Mark Twain and swapping 
umbrellas with Roosevelt. Davis is one of the few 
surprising evidences of what the State of Nevada may 
produce without irrigation. He has enjoyed for many 
years the enviable reputation of being able to give 
Truthful James two hours' start, cards and spades 
and little casino, and yet beat him out at his own 
game. It was the gentle Samuel who discovered the 
Carson footprints. Sam also described in great detail 
a fight he once had with the last living- pterodactyl. 
< In .mother occasion he captured in the Humboldt 
Basin a fierce Alsophagus, and trained it to drink 
from a bottle. Many moons ago Sam Davis fore- 
gathered with Dennis McCarthy and Joe Goodman. 
But they were truthful men. and their reputations 
should not suffer from the fact that in the wilderness 
and desert of Xevada they told tales with Davis in the 
long ago. Sam has a brother, Bob Davis. Bob was 
an artist at the Midwinter Fair. Since then he has 
graduated into literature, and is drawing down a pile 
in Xew York. Drawing was always Bob's strong 
point. Why-, it is said up at Carson that if Bob Davis 
drew to a pair of deuces he would get — but why retail 
such gossip? Bob was an artist. So is Sam, though 
Sam works in different ways his wonders to perform. 

* * * 

A Beautiful Commentary. 

The Almonte lodging house, at Fifth and Market 
streets, conducted on land belonging to the CiLy 
and County, the rental of which goes into the common 
school fund, has been blockaded by the police, be- 
cause of its disreputability. Two policemen stand at 
the door warning people not to enter a house built 
on land owned by the people. That is a beautiful 
picture for the citizens of a progressive city. 

* * * 

Spiritual Artisans. 

Some of the preachers are breaking into the labor 
unions. I presume they argue that as laborers in the 
vineyard of the Lord they are entitled to be classed 
as expert artisans. The labor unionists are as numer- 
ous as the sands of the sea, and their power grows 
apace. In admitting ministers — particularly the 
brand of ministers who knock at their doors — they 
should beware of him who comes armed with the 
jawbone of an ass. 

:]: * * 

She Liked Her Dram. 

Mrs. Erne L. Park failed to obtain a divorce from 
her husband, the well-known Democratic politician. 
Mrs. Park admitted that on six occasions she. was 
"dizzy" from the effect of over-stimulation. Now, , if 
it had been seven times the result might have been 

different. There is luck in odd numbers. 

* * # 

A College Employment Agency. 

President Wheeler is a man of ideas. His most 
recent suggestion has much of merit in it. He pro- 
poses keeping a list of university graduates who are 
seeking employment, the purpose being to assist in- 
dividuals and corporations to obtain men qualified to 
do their work. The proposition is, in effect, an em- 



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Pears' 

Pears' Soap fur- 
nishes all the skin 
needs, except water. 

Just how it 
cleanses, softens 
and freshens the 
delicate skin-fabric, 
takes longer to ex- 
pound than to expe- 
rience. Use a cake. 

Sold in every quarter of the globe. 



ployment bureau, maintained by the State. Every 
imaginable position, from steamboat captain to in- 
structor in roller skating, will be filled by the appli- 
cants on Dr. Wheeler's list. Of course, the idea is 
socialistic. It will be given opposition by the em- 
ployment agencies. I am anxious to see what stand 
the Bulletin will take on the question, for the 
Canadian sheet maintains a "free" employment bu- 
reau of its own, and it is always loudest in opposition 
whenever it sees an obstruction on its right of way 
to the stray nickels in the hands of the populace. 

Another Victim of the Christening. 

Edediah Mcjimsey, of Missouri, has been appointed 

Consul-General at Callao, Peru. He is in the same 

class of nomenclature with Professor Jeremiah Jinks. 

Mcjimsey sees nothing funny about his name. Don't 

snicker in his presence. He is from Missouri. You 

will have to show him. 

* * * 

Crooked Race-Track Work. 

If there ever was a doubt in the minds of the inno- 
cent about the way things are done at the Oakland 
race-track, that doubt should have been removed by 
the circumstances surrounding the running of the 
Lissak Handicap last Saturday, I am not a horse- 
racing expert, and I do not know which horse in the 
race would have had the best show to win if all had 
started together. But it required no expert to see 
that the man who handled the "gate" did about all 
he could, apparently, to get some horses off in front 
and leave others at the post. It was the worst start 
any one in the crowd had ever seen. The grand stand 
was crowded, and the people hooted and hissed the 
work, but the judges sat calmly in their stand and 
said nothing. Curses loud and deep were uttered by 
hundreds of people in condemnation of the work of 
the starter, and scores denounced the whole thing as 
a rank job and robbery. The race track people say 
this particular starter has now quit his job, and that 
another man will act to-day when the Burns Handi- 
cap will be run. If the work is as bad as it was last 



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Saturday, I would not be surprised if the indignant 
people mobbed the starter, and stoned the judges. I 
have but little, if any, sympathy for the race-horse 
gambler, for he knows when he goes to the track 
that the best he can get is the worst of it. He is en- 
titled, however, to entertain the opinion that he is 
not openly robbed. The race track people should, 
therefore, use more expert tools in carrying on their 
work. A gambler may be a fool for gambling, but he 
does not like the whole world to know he is a fool, 
for gambling in a game where he has no show at all. 
The track managers should show consideration for 
the pikers' sensibilities. 

* * * 

A San Francisco Woman in Berlin. 

A friend in Berlin writes me that the Countess Ar- 
mistevitch, formerly Mrs. Webster Jones of San Fran- 
cisco, is considered one of the most stunning women 
in Berlin. She is a great favorite in court circles, 
where her originality and animation are in striking 
contrast to the rather phlegmatic Teutons. It was 
the Countess who introduced Geraldine Farrar to the 
Crown Prince, and for a while the fascinating singer 
and the countess were inseparables, but when the 
court began to frown on the Crown Prince's infatua- 
tion, the countess discreetly dropped the singer. 

Iier two children, who were "just so high" when 
the fascinating divorcee left San Francisco to marry 
her Russian count, are now about ready to make their 
debut in society. They have taken their step-father's 
name, for Jones, even hyphenated with Webster, has 
altogether too Yankee a twang. The boy is not yet 
of age, but is one of the most dapper beaux in Ber- 
lin. He wears a monocle and has his clothes made in 
London, in spite of the fact that his step-father is 
Russian ambassador at the German court. He is 
supposed to be rather talented with the brush, but 
works in the studio in rather a dilettante fashion. A 
portrait which he did of his mother, showing her won- 
derful coloring, attracted some praise at a recent 
salon. 

The daughter was considered rather a homely child, 
with little of her mother's personality, but she has 
grown up into a very striking looking girl, with a 
dashing personality. The Countess and her son did 
a cakcwalk at a recent smart function, which all Ber- 
lin is still talking about, for it is not often that a 
mother and son go through the supple gyrations of 
the Dixie dance. 

There were those who predicted that Mrs. Webster 
Jones would find life with the Russian diplomat very 
trying, and no one would have been surprised to hear 
that her second matrimonial craft struck a gale. But 
evidently the skies have been cloudless, for the pair 
seem perfectly happy, and the Count has used all his 
diplomatic prowess to rivet the social position of his 
American wife. The petty little German princes, 
have had to brush the cobwebs off their ideas about 
receiving untitled American wives of noblemen. 

* * * 

Had a Love Affair Here. 

In spite of the fact that rumor still believes Lieu- 
tenant Edward Scharrer, of the German army, will 
marry Miss Wilhelmina Busch, daughter of the St. 
Louis millionaire brewer, the young lady's father 
makes persistent denial of the fact. A friend of the 
Busch family tells me that the brewer now bitterly 
regrets that he discouraged the suit of a well known 
San Francisco clubman, who was decidedly epris 
with the fair Wilhelmina. The clubman has a cham- 
pagne taste, and on the beer income of Herr Busch 



January 27, 1906 

he could gratify it nicely ; at least that was the way 
the shrewd old brewer translated his suit, and he has 
taken oath by all the foaming steins and frankfurters 
in the land that no fortune-hunter shall wed his 
daughter. There are others who insist it was not a 
mercenary romance, and they say the young man has 
had cardiac trouble ever since papa Busch said, 
"About face, forward march I" He met the young 
lady in Pasadena, where the brewer has a palatial 
winter residence, and for a time he seemed to be 
Wilhelmina's favorite suitor. But when Lieutenant 
Scharrer hit St. Louis with his Hoch der Kaiser mus- 
tache and Hoch Deutch accent, the Californian was 
erased from Cupid's lists. But now the beer magnate 
thinks the Californian preferable to the erratic Ger- 
man officer, and probably the only way for Cupid to 

forget his troubles is to go on a beer bust. 

* * * 

Misunderstood the Oration. 

A very funny incident punctuated the dedication 
services at California Hall, the new building at the 
State University. The Chinese dignitaries who have 
recently visited our shores, were invited to the ser- 
vices and attended in a body. They entered the hail 
in the midst of a State Senator's speech, and while 
he made pause, the ushers showed them to their seats. 
The Senator then continued his address, which dealt 
with the history of the appropriation of the money 
for the new building. At the end of a long sentence 
he stopped to take breath, and instantly the Chinese 
diplomat was on his feet, and gravely bowed to the 
astonished speaker, salammed to the faculty and kow- 
towed to the assembled multitude. The member of 
the Chinese party, who was a Harvard graduate, 
reached over and pulled his confrere's coat, and the 
much perplexed Oriental collapsed into his seat. 
He had mistaken the Senator's speech for an address 
of welcome, and was politely bowing his thanks. Al- 
though every one in the audience appreciated the 
ludicrous sensation, to their everlasting credit be it 
recorded that not a ripple of mirth broke the stillness. 
The speaker, naturally, had some difficulty in con- 
trolling his inclination to smile, and his speech halted 
along for several sentences, while the audience ad- 
justed their facial expressions to the need of the 

polite moment. 

* * * 

Drawing the Line. 

The following is a true story, told by one of the 
guests at a recent house party given by a well-known 
couple in San Rafael— a couple noted not only for 
great hospitality, but also for wonderful wit and 
repartee. An evening spent at this genial home is 
rightly termed a feast of reason and a flow of soul — 
refined vaudeville, in other words. On the evening 
in question the following was told upon the host: 



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His little daughter, aged three years, coming down 
rly one morning, to,>k it into her head to 
knock fur admission at the door of the bath room. 
where an Englishman, cousin of t ho host, was taking 
a morning plunge. Nol receiving an answer, she 
yelled lustily to the maid, saying that the man would 
not let her in. Whereupon the brother, aged four 
years, standing by, called out in a deep voice: "No, 
r. of course lu- won t." Little sister began to cry, 
saying, "Well, papa lets von in when he is taking a 
hath.' Whereupon the brother, entirely out of 

patience at her persistency, exclaimed: "Well, papa is 
a different kind of a man." 

* * * 
An "Aquidaban" Veteran in this City. 

An American, who served 011 hoard the Brazilian 
battleship "Aquidaban." which blew up the other day. 
now resides in San Francisco, and tells some inter- 
esting tales of the strenuous times of 1893, when that 
vessel was Admiral .\jello's flagship in the noted revo- 
lution, when the United States squadron in Rio de 
Janeiro nearly came to blows with the insurgent war- 
ships. His name is Captain Whitney I. Eisler. He 
did the soldier of fortune act during the revolution 
named, and took service with Mello's navy, being 
attached to the "Aquidaban." When things looked as 
if Mello might turn his guns upon the American ships, 
Eisler, who is a Kentuckian, decided to be true to the 
stars and stripes, and, jumping overboard one dark 
night, swam to the U. S. cruiser "Detroit," reaching 
her safely, but with nothing but the scanty clothes 
he had on his back. Hie was enlisted as a member of 
the "Detroit's" crew, and came back to this country 
in her. During the Spanish war he was an ensign 
in the United States navy, later serving on the Pacific 
Coast in the Coast Survey, then going into the mer- 
chant service. He was recently in the Philippine coast 
guard service, but now makes his home in this city, 
and is an officer on a coast-wise steamer. 

* * * 
A Hard Lot of Officers. 

When a vessel bumps her nose into a reef or tries 
to explore the land adjacent to her course, or springs 
a leak and founders, those of her officers who are 
survivors are required by law to file with the local 
inspector of hulls and boilers detailed accounts of the 
disaster and the events that led up to it. You who 
wonder why we have so many wrecks should take a 
peep at some of those reports. They are uncanny in 
their grammar and construction and weird in their 
spelling. They transgress every rule ever made by 
pedagogues, and ruthlessly trample under foot all the 
literary laws established by custom. The captains' 
reports, some of them, are fairly acceptable, but those 
of the first, second and third officers are laughable in 
their display of ignorance. Now, I maintain that in 
order to be a merchant marine officer a man must 
have at least a decent education — should have learn- 
ing enough to avoid saying in his report, "I sean 
brakers ahed." Yet these coast-wise ships' officers 
of ours do write just such sentences as I have quoted. 

And you will find, in the majority of cases, that 
these officers hold illegally acquired naturalization 
papers and mariners' licenses. A sea-captain con- 
fessed to the Federal officials the other day that not 
only did he become naturalized after two years' resi- 
dence in this country, but that when he went to the 
inspectors for a mate's license he took with him cer- 
tificates of sea service from captains who had never 
seen him. In fact, at the time they said he served 
under them he was in his native Norway, dreaming of 



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this land of the free, the courts of which are negli- 
gent, where one cm become a citizen and a mi 

mariner l>\ the expenditure of a few dollars. 

* * * 
An Important Engagement. 

I hinted last week at the probable outcome of an 

automobile collision, and this week I havi thi exclu- 
sive privilege of heralding the engagement of the 

participants. The formal announcement was made 

at a luncheon given in honor of the bride-elect, at an 
entertainment at the home of .Mrs. 1 iscar Luning, of 
< Oakland, whose well-known taste in matters of this 
kind found a happy vent and fully justified the unani- 
mous verdict that it was the most charming fete of 
the season. 

The decorations were La F'rance roses, maiden-hair 
fern and pink tulle. The favors were unique and the 
menu was flavored with the piquant sauce of wit and 
good cheer, as every one wished long life and happi- 
ness to Miss Charlotte Gilsey and Mr. Chris W. 
Heatley. 

* # * 
The Craze Spreads in Oakland. 

The formal opening of the Oakland skating rink 
took place on Saturday evening, January 20th, but the 
management, determined to do the thing in proper 
style, gave what might be called a "private view" 
on the preceding Thursday evening, limiting the in- 
vitations to two hundred. The crowd was supposed 
to represent the creme de la creme, but those who 
know say the names were culled from the telephone 
book, not the blue book, and the result was promis- 
cuous. 

If your truss is tight and binding 
So it sets your teeth a-grinding, 
Take the nearest car or walk to Joy's, 
Here you'll get a Truss to please you, 
And we'll fit it so 'twill ease you. 
You won't have the least discomfort any more. 
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Do not know them, that is to say, they are not able to 
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In our store we tell you all about the grade—all 
about the piano— and we stake our reputation on what 
we say. We give a reason for everything we ask you to 
believe. We'll show you the Steinway, A. B. Chase 
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tell you the grade to which each belongs, then comes 
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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, 1906 



Jim Smith's Advancement. 

Jim Smith, now Vice-Governor of the Philippines, 
is said to be slated to be the next Governor of those 
unsettled islands. Smith is a San Franciscan, and is 
well known all the way from the ferry to Bernal 
Heights, and from North Beach to Butchertown. He 
was formerly a partner with Frank T. Murasky, now 
Superior Judge, and they had law offices in the Phe- 
lan Block. Smith was an officer of the old Third In- 
fantry Regiment, and when that organization went 
out of existence, he became identified with the First 
Infantry. He went to the Philippines with the First 
California, and has been there ever since, except for 
one or two trips back to this city. In the islands his 
legal and military knowledge have been of great 
assistance to the Government. He rendered much 
very valuable service in assisting in the organization 
of the Philippine Government, drafting many of the 
laws and for translating many of the regulations. He 
has been a member of the Philippine Commission, a 
member of the Supreme Court, and is now to be 
Governor — a very successful and highly honorable 
record. Smith is a pugnacious man. He showed that 
characteristic repeatedly some ten or twelve years 
ago when he took a prominent part in Democratic 
politics. On one occasion he threw a bombshell into 
the Bourbon camp during the famous Union Hill con- 
vention. He attacked a candidate for Superintendent 
of Schools, charging him with being a member of a 
proscriptive organization. The result was a very ex- 
citing scene. It was not considered at that time by 
many of the delegates that Smith's charge was welJ 
founded, but the result was the removal of the at 
tacked candidate from the slate by his voluntary 
withdrawal, after the delivery of one of the strongest 
and most thrilling speeches ever heard in a local con- 



vention. Smith was never afraid of a row, but he was 
always a genial man and a good companion. He was 
a member of the Press Club, and years ago, before 
he ever dreamed of his present high honors, he was 
not averse to venturing a stack on any kind of a 
hand. But change of climate and a different mode 
of life, and increasing responsibilities, have all com- 
bined, no doubt, to change Jim Smith somewhat. 
Whatever the result, there is no doubt in my mind 
that he is to-day just what he was in the yester-years 
— a whole-souled, courageous, upright man, who al- 
ways had the strength of his convictions, and who 
was never afraid of the consequences, once he was 

in the game. 

» * * 

A Comprehensive Curriculum. 

Hereafter, the students at Berkeley may skate in 
the gymnasium, under the direction of the physical 
instructor. Dr. Wheeler has also recommended that 
the Regents engage the services of an instructor in 
Sanskrit. There is a combination for you. Sanskrit 
and roller skating! Well, the people pay the bills. 
* * * 

Objects to the Suggestion. 

Oakland objects to being called the "Giant Bed- 
room'' of San Francisco. We don't blame Oakland. 
"San Francisco's Assistant Apartment House" would 
be better ; or how would "The Resting Place of the 
Metropolis" do? Oakland has a right to object to 
anything but an imposing title. 



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January 27, 1906 

Young McKissick's History. 

maid McKissick, who, with young Wetmore, 

for burglary, may receive financial aid 

r, Madelaine McKissick Bmguiere, who 

is living in chiffon ease in New York City, where she 

has an apartment that is a veritable jeweled bonbon 
niere. Mailclaine McKissick was the first wife of the 
muchly-married l'eilar Bruguiere, ami when the bot- 
tom fell out of their near-romance. Mrs. Bruguiere. 
Sr., settled a small allowance on Madelaiiie. The 
attractive divorcee tried to pad out her income by go- 
ing on the stage, but she found the Stage ladder slow 
climbing, and when a Wall street broker offered her 
a little tip on sugar she retired from the stage on her 
profits. 

Since the death of Judge McKissick several years 
the mother and younger members of the family 
have been in rather straitened circumstances. The 
judge belonged to the type of jurists who always 
lived just a little ahead of his income, and as a re- 
sult, he left his family a large inheritance of expen- 
sive habits and bad debts. 

Donald McKissick was about ready to enter the 
university when his father died. Like all the McKis- 
sicks. his mental equipment was above the average, 
and when the family could no longer afford tutors, 
he prepared himself in Greek, Latin and mathematics, 
and passed brilliant university entrance examinations. 
However, he did not enter college, but went to work 
instead, and every- one who knew the lad predicted a 
splendid career for him. His sister, Dorothea, who 
had bravely stood by his side in the hour of his trou- 
ble, is employed in the office of the United Railways. 

In by-gone years the McKissicks were among the 
"first families in Tennessee." The degeneracy of 
Donald McKissick is a matter of sympathetic wonder- 
ment in the Southern set, where the family is rated 
among the bluest blooded. The misguided young man. 
is twenty-five, which is more than half-past the age 
when a lad wants to "fight Indians" and engage in the 
blood-curdling adventures of a "penny dreadful." He 
could not have been inflamed into essaying the role 
of a Raffles by such reasoning as sometimes drives 
romantic young boys into the byways of crime. Don- 
ald McKissick did not start on his career of wrong- 
doing in a spirit of youthful bravado — he was looking 
for "easy money," and was sufficiently ashamed of 
his methods of getting it to pretend that he was en- 
gaged in legitimate business. Thus is another blot 
added to a one-time esteemed family 'scutcheon. 

* * * 
Neglect of the Pacific Coast. 

While most of the wrecks that have taken place 
along the Pacific Coast have been due more to bad 
navigation than to anything else, there is no question 
that a powerful contributory cause, and a menace for 
the future, is the insufficiency of the aids to naviga- 
tion on this Coast supplied by the Federal Govern- 
ment. There are too few lighthouses, lightships and 
buoys, and most of those we have are not of sufficient 
power. The contrast between the Atlantic and the 
Pacific coasts in this particular is striking. There, 
the whole seaboard, from Eastport to Key West and 
beyond, is splendidly equipped with both buoys and 
light's of every order. A coaster may go from one 
end- of the Atlantic coast to the other without ever 
being out. of sight of a lighthouse. The arc of illu- 
mination of every large light intersects with the 
similar arcs of the two adjacent ones, so that the navi- 
gator, when near shore, always has a light in view. 
Besides, the sound signals for fog are there more 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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numerous and powerful than here. There are plenty 
of lightships to mark outlying shoals; there are red 
sectors covering reefs, as warnings to the mariner 
entering them that he is in danger; there are myriads 
of lesser lights, buoys, beacons and ranges placed 
wherever needed. 

Y<-t the Pacific (oast, with all its growing com- 
merce, with its steep shore, where the lead cannot be 
used until the land is near, its frequent thick weather 

and many outlying dangers, is so poorly lighted that 
a vessel ma) go for miles near shore without seeing 
a light, hearing a fog signal or encountering a buoy. 

It is true that the principal points, such as Point 
Reyes, Point Bonita, Capes Blanco, Mendocino and 
Flattery, have good lights upon them, but how about 
the intermediate stretches of coast? They are either 
poorly lighted or not lighted at all. Of course, the 
unreliability of fog signals in general is known to 
every navigator who knows his business, but they are 
a great aid, nevertheless, and at times indispensable, 
such as at the entrance to San Francisco harbor and 
the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 

These are but a few of the Pacific Coast deficiencies. 
It is the duty of the Government to supply better 
lighthouse equipment immediately. Too much is at 
stake to run any more risks in the happy-go-lucky 
way of the past. It was only yesterday that a light- 
ship was supplied to Blunt's reef, and but recently 
that a relief lightship was provided to San Francisco. 

Unless the Government wakes up and gives the 
Pacific Coast at least a good fraction of its due, there 
may be some well-developed action taken hereabouts. 

Mr. J. H. Lenehan, general agent of the Phenix of 
Brooklyn, is on his way to the Coast. He is due 
to arrive here prior to the twentieth in order to at- 
tend the committee meeting on graded commissions. 



-Why not let the State donate an annual war 



of greenbacks to the sugar beet fellows, and save 
them the humiliation and trouble of buying states- 
men to do things their way? 

New York spends $47,000,000 a year on its 

public schools. Perhaps that is why it is "Greater" 
New York. But then, let all the truth be told. New, 
York spends more than $300,000,000 a year for liquor. 

It is semi-officially announced that citizens 

who are not in harmony with their Senators may 
address their petitions to Vice-President Fairbanks. 
A new way to build poliitcal fences? 

They say Roosevelt is driving goads into his 

big stick. But even goads will not drive some oxen 
to move faster. 



They say Schmlitz is going to reform and run 

things on the square. D'o it and all will be forgiven.' 

Some eight or nine revolutions are incubating 
in the Latin American States, and some of them are 
nearly ready to do business. 



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Of course the "closeness" of New Englanders is 
proverbial, but a certain local sea captain — "Pop" to 
shipping men — tells an incident which is apt to over- 
stretch the credulity of the Native Son. 

While visiting the scene of his boyhood "way down 
East," a few weeks ago, the captain found an old 
school mate who was running a one-cent store in a 
Maine village. On the grimy shelves of this ancient 
shop was displayed a collection of candies, sugar- 
plums, ginger-bread men, tobaccos, and various gim- 
cracks of tin, iron and wood, each purchasable for one 
cent — no more, no less. Here the old fellow used to 
sit and play checkers with his cronies until a customer 
entered with a penny. Then he was all business. 

One day while the captain was visiting this penny 
financier, an old hayseed with ear-tabs and a yarn 
muffler entered and announced that he had come to 
settle up. The old merchant hauled down a home- 
made ledger with leaves of brown paper, and, after 
mumbling over figures, announced that the bill came 
to seventeen cents. 

"By Heck, ye're way off," said the other excitedly. 
"Si, you jest go over them figurs agin." 

Si rubbed his glasses, took his book nearer the 
window, and with a look of profound mental concen- 
tration again put himself to the task, at the same 
time with the air of a man who was dead sure that 
he was right. After a minute, he suddenly drooped. 

"You hev got to excuse me, Hen," the old fellow 
returned, obviously crest-fallen. "I find ye made a 
cash payment of four cents last week." 

This was too much for the captain. But the 
two others looked ruefully upon his unseemly mirth. 

"Out in Californv, with all your gold. I guess you 
think this is funny," Si drawled reproachfully, "but 
ye'll get down to it some day, as sure as I'm alive." 

Another thing that struck the captain is the 
strength of prohibition in Maine. He horrified a 
groceryman, a Methodist deacon, by asking for a 
glass of sweet cider. He was told by a hotel proprie- 
tor that the business of the place would be ruined 
if he took a bottle of California wine with him to 
the table. 

But just as they have "turkey cutlets" and "roast 
veal" in the vegetarian restaurants, made out of pea- 
nuts and bran, so do they have their "brandies" and 
"wines" in Maine. One of these drinks is a brew of 
various spices called "rhubarb brandy." and the other 
an insipid tea named "dandelion wine." And no one 
is supposed to laugh when these delusions are offered 
to him — on the pain of committing a serious breach 
of prohibition etiquette. 

A host of sincere mourners was left in Cali- 
fornia by the death, on January 24th, of Alfred Mal- 
pas, one of San Francisco's foremost men. General 
Malpas was one of the earliest members of the 
Bohemian Club, a veteran of the Civil War, where he 
served with great gallantry and was for a time on the 
staff of General Phil Kearny, acting as the latter's 
aid-de-camp. He was a member of the Loyal Legion 
and a prominent Mason. In the early days he served 
as general ticket agent for the Southern Pacific Rail- 
road. By all who knew him, and they were many, 
he was beloved and respected. 

When a monopolistic witness presumes to in- 
struct a Supreme Court as to the range of its func- 
tions it is time something was done to determine 
who is who. He was an oil witness, of course. 



NEWS LETTER. January 27, 1906 

AN INTERESTING BIT OF HISTORY. 

A very interesting article on "The Panama Riot of 
April 18, 1856," was published in the January number 
of the Overland Monthly. The article was written 
by Mrs. Martha J. Scooffy, an eye witness to the 
horrors that took place at the time. She is the widow 
of the late P. Ml. Scooffy, one of our oldest merchants 
and pioneers, who arrived here in July, 1849, on the 
steamer "California," Captain Budd. 



TO MAKE THE HOME BEAUTIFUL. 

The News Letter has secured from Kate Greenleaf 
Locke a series of articles on the subjects of archi- 
tecture, interior decoration and formal gardening. 
These articles will classify and explain simply and 
poetically the differing styles, the Spanish, Italian, 
Colonial and old English, so-called. The first of the 
series is printed in this week's issue. 

-Over 1.500 laborers from Jamaica have arrived 



in Panama this week to work on the canal, and 
thousands more are expected. Ts labor unionism so 
busy keeping out the Chinese that it has overlooked 
this outrage upon the walking delegate fraternity? 

Sharp old John Bull has closed another good 

bargain. He has allowed China to appoint a ruler 
for Thibet to administer the Government according 
to a London-made programme, which provides for 
the first milking of all the cows bv England. 



An Eastern judge has ordered a gas meter to 

come into court and prove itself to be a truth-teller. 
But since every gas meter is a meter unto itself in 
the matter of personal veracity, what good will come 
of the conviction of one? 



Senator Depew is putting in his time wishing 

he hadn't — or at least hadn't been found out. 



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"'The Yankee Consul." 

< hue of the best entertainments presented by any 

local theatre this season is "The Yankee Consul." 
which held the boards this week at the Columbia. I 1 

is a ruly comic opera. It is tunny, well staged, well 
acted, with lots of vivacious, pretty girls, and fairly 
brimming over with catchy music. 

A feature of "The Yankee Consul" is that it is a 
striking example of a good piece written and corn- 
by not widely known authors, played by a com- 
pany of not widely known actors and actresses, it 
is not the too-common indifferent operetta, with one 
or perhaps two good people in it, and a lot of poor 
ones. The entire production wins on its merits, and 
is not the creature of the press agent and extravagant 
advertisement. 

Henry M. Blossom, Jr., has written a very funny 
book, and Alfred G. Robyns has written a lot of 
sprightly music for it. The former has seen and fully 
availed himself of the rich material to be found in 
the little, turbulent Latin-American military dicta- 
torships miscalled republics, and the latter has a gen- 
ius' for composing sparkling musical numbers that 
jingle in one's ears from the moment they are heard. 

Harrv Short, as the bibulous, but very funny 
American Consul, is a comedian of a high order, with 




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Harry Bulger, in "Woodland," at the Columbia. 



much originality. His masterpiece is his jag. It is 
the most natural jag in the world — not the hurly- 
burly, staggering, disgusting jag that so many come- 
dians present, but a well-carried, sustained, good- 
natured, gentlemanly jag. Short is a revolutionist 
in stage intoxication. 

Vera Michelena, a little San Francisco girl, who 
has been scarcely three years on the stage, is the 
prima donna, and her work was a revelation. She is 
pretty, graceful, magnetic and a good songstress and 
actress. Harry Davies, as the naval officer, appears 
to excellent advantage in a role that well fits him, 
while the comedy work of Alice Hosmer, as the 
Donna Teresa, is one of the best things seen here 
for a long time. The rest of the company is unusually 
good, and the chorus is admirably trained, both as 
;o singing and stage business. 
*' * * 

At the Orpheum. 

There is a good show at the Orpheum this week, 
the best of the newcomers being little Seville Mande- 
ville, a child actress of remarkable ability; the Ver- 
non troupe of xylophone players,; Les Brunin eccen- 
tric billiardists, and Rice and Cady, the German 
comedians, who do clever work in an old field. Estelle 
Wordette and company present a short sketch called 
"A Honeymoon in the Catskills," which is consider- 
ably below Orpheum standards, being tedious and 
at times vulgar. The eight Allisons form a really 
vvonderful team of acrobats and tumblers. 

* * * 

Grand Opera House. 

Our old friend, "Yon Yonson," made his re-appear- 
ance at the Grand Opera House this week, with a 
good company, the best member of which was Ade- 
laide Byrd, who took the part of Jennie Morris, the 
book agent. She is a new-comer in the theatrical 

world, but promises well for the future. 

* * * 

Clever Australian Players. 

The Majestic Theatre made its biggest hit of the 
season this week with Nellie Stewart and her com- 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. January 27, 1906 

NEXT WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS. 

Columbia. — Henry W. Savage's company in 
"Woodland," a sylvan spectacular production, 
with Louis Cassavant, (George Beane, Helen 
Hale. Ida Mulle and others in the cast. On Sun- 
day night, January 28th, Arthur Becker's Lust- 
spiel Ensemble will present another German 
comedy, "Diie Beruhmte Frau." 

Alhambra. — Spectacular dramatization of Jules 
Verne's Russian play, "Michael Strogoff." 

Grand Opera House. — William A. Brady's production 
of " 'Way Down East." 

Orpheum. — Vaudeville, including Charles Maron's 
trained cats and burlesque menagerie; Snyder 
and Baker; Alirzl Von Wenzl, Tyrolean singers; 
the three Mitchells, colored entertainers. 

Chutes. — Vaudeville, with Herr Schmidt, "the human 
pillar;" Fuller, Rose & Co.; Hague and Herbert; 
Bothwell Browne's Gaiety Girls, and others. 

Fischer's. — Vaudeville. 

Alcazar. — Stock company in Richard Walton Tully's 
college farce, "A Strenuous Life." 

Tivoli Opera House. — Offenbach's opera bouffe, "The 
Brigands." 



A year's imprisonment for Editor Souverin of 

the kuss for inciting the proletariat to lawlessness, 
has caused all the other red journals to use the blue 
pencil right and left. When a leg needs to be cut off, 
why, cut it off. 



Perhaps it is all right for the flag to keep close 

to commerce, but when it conies to the flag getting 
close to syndicates that are organized to swindle out- 
siders, why, most people think it should stay at 
home. 



Snyder and Buckley, musical comedians, at the Orpheum. 

pany of Australian players, in "Sweet Nell of Old 
Drury." Their work may be summed up in the sin- 
gle word — fine. Miss Stewart came to this city with 
little heralding, but she has captured her audiences. 
She is a credit to the Antipodes, and is one of the 
cleverest actresses ever seen here. 

* * * 

At the Alhambra. 

Belasco & Mayer's stock company presented a 
creditable performance of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" 
this week at the Alhambra, Herschel Mayall doing- 
work that was worthy of actors of much greater 
fame. The whole company, in fact, did good work 
in this, presentation of the grewsome drama, which 
is as trying on the actor's nerves and endurance as 
upon his ability. 

* * * 

Chutes. 

Bothwell Browne's "Gaiety Girls," in a farce 
called "In Vacation Time," were the chief attraction 
this week at the Chutes, but there were some good 
vaudeville features in addition. 



The nigger in the woodpile over in Morocco 

is now a Dutchman and now a Frenchman, with the 
Anglo-Saxon man watching for a chance to carry off 
the wood. 



It is not true that money talks. At least Coal 

Oil Trust money does not talk on the witness stand. 



The famous T. M. Ferguson Cafe, 534 Califor- 
nia street, will hereafter be known as Downar's, it 
having recently been purchased by Charles E. Geer 
and T. S. Downar, who will conduct it on a scale even 
higher than that of the past. 



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Special Announcement 

A New Feature Direct from New YorK 

The Famous Hungarian Quartette, whloh entertained Presi- 
dent Roosevelt, arxl made tin- Cafe Hungary one of the mOftf 
widely known Restaurants in New York City, will sing <iail\ at 
the Techau Tavern, 100-117 Mason street, for Dinner ami after 
Theater, for a limited engagement, they heing a very exteneh e 
repertoire consist in g of Operatic SelectionB,Ballad8, etc . and will 
render them second to no operatic organization on any stage. 



Fischer's. 

A snappy 
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January 27. 1906. SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

AT THE NEW YORK THEATRES. 
By Bronx. 



New York, Januar) 20. — Broadwaj is again ag 
at another novel play, "The Chosen People," b) the 
Russian playwright, Eugene Tchirikoff, which was 

nted tins week at the Criterion b) Paul < Irli 
Alia Nasimoff, and a company of Si. Petersburg 
plaj 

"The Chosen People" deals with the darker side of 
Jewish life in Russia, with the utter hopelessness ol 
the situation, of the uselessness of socialism as a 
means of solving the problem, and brings forward 
Zionism as the only possible way of relieving the 
down-trodden people from the heels, the swords, the 
fingers, and the lust of ku-sia. As a play, it is a 
tragedy of the reddest, deepest kind, and ends in utter 
air after a scene of violence, riot, pillage and 
rapine. Orleneff, as Nachman, a Zionist teacher of 
Hebrew, makes many fiery speeches which elicit en- 
thusiastic applause from the balcony and gallery. 
Mine. Nasimoff, as Leah, the student daughter of 
the orthodox old watch-maker, had an excellent op- 
portunity to display her great emotional powers, and 
in her love, divided between the Gentile Beresin and 
her old father, gave an interesting exposition of the 
differences which rack Hebrew families and so often 
prevent the unity of action which has always fore- 
stalled the consummation of any scheme of Jewish 
nationality. 

Herr Conried's opera season has reached its half- 
way point, ft began November 20th, and it will en- 
dure seventeen weeks, ending Saturday, March 17th. 
i he ninth week started with a stirring performance of 
Verdi's "Aida," done for the first time this winter, 
and witnessed by an audience that literally filled the 
.Metropolitan Opera House. If any manager could 
keep his standard of performance up to that of last 
night's "Aida," he would be more than humanly for- 
tunate. The singers were imbued with the enthusiasm 
nearh always evoked in them by this opera; the or- 
chestra, though often much too loud, was in other 
ways praiseworthy, Mr. Vigna handling his iarge 
forces with considerable generalship ; the scenic 
effects were handsome to an uncomrhon degree. 

* * * 

"The Vanderbilt Cup," which opened this week at 
the Broadway Theatre, with Elsie Janis as the star, is 
a lightly strung together mixture of gasoline, tooting 
horns, motor cars, wine agents, antique maiden ladies, 
millionaires, carbureters, chauffeurs, goggles and 
pretty girls. It is another of the results of the motor- 
ing craze. Briefly the story is this : Dorothy Willets 
( Miss Janis) lives with her mother back in the woods 
where the air doesn't smell of gasoline and where the 
little birds have never heard the heart-chilling honk 
of an automobile horn. Her uncle, Curt Willets 
(Henry V. Donnelly) is a New York millionaire, who 
sends for his niece, promises her a million, and takes 
her to see the countless delights of the big city — . 
among them the theatres, which afford the raison 
d'etre for the introduction of Miss Janis' inimitable 
imitations. Uncle Curt has the motoring craze, and 
on the day after the niece arrives, takes her to see the 
Vanderbilt cup race. on Long Island, in which he has 
entered his powerful racing car. 

The race scene is tremendously effective. To those 
tvhq have seen a great automobile race this scene is 
realistic in the extreme ; to those who have not en- 
joyed that experience it will prove extremely excit- 
ing. This scene closed the second act, and resulted in 



ire of curtain calls for the star, the various prin- 
cipally, the author and the compi 
1 if course, having won the race, Dorothy asks and 
obtains consent to marry Dtexter Joyce, but not until 
she has appeared in a charming suit of boy's app 

made love to tin- designing Clarinda, obtained" the 
compromising letters, and delighted the house with a 
half-dozen imitations. 

* * * 

The Shuberts .ire determined upon having the 
smartest girls in the world in their production of 

"Mexicana." which conies to the Lyric Theatre on 
January 20th. To this end. lliey are advertising 
broadcast that they will pay $50 a week for unusually 
prctn how girls, with or without former theatrical 
experience. Tin's is an unprecedented salarv for 
chorus women, few of whom have ever had one-half 
that sum. 



Alhnmhra TTlpa+rf» Corner of Eddy and Jones Street 
.TVU.icUl.lUl <X ± HGclU. O Be | aso o & Mayer.Prop.Tel. East 1877 

For the week commencing Monday night, January 29. 

Matinees Saturday and Sunday. 

A magnificent, dazzling, sensational, spectacular production of 

MICHAEL STROGOFF 

Specially adapted from Jules Verne's famous story. 
Teeming with a multitude of wonderful effects and novelties. 
Prices— Evenings. 10c. to 50c. : matinees loc. 15c., 25c. 



Alcazar Theatre 



Belasco & Mayer. Proprietors 
E. D. Price. Gen'l Mgr. Tel. Alcazar. 

Week commencing Monday Jan. 29. Regular matinees Satur- 
day and Bunday. The famous Berkeley student farce 

A STRENUOUS LIFE 

(James Wobberts. Freshman.) By Richard Walton Tu]ly, of 
this city . Monday— University of California Club night. 
Evenings, 25c. to 75c; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 25c. 
to 50c. 

Feb. 5-Great farewell revival of OLD HEIDELBERG. 
Soon— Alma Mater . 

Corner Eddy and 

Mason Streets. 

Beginning tomorrow (Sunday) night 

Magniilcent production of Offenbach's parklingopjf bouffe 

THE BRIGANDS 

New and beautiful scenery, gorgeous costumes, specially se- 
lected cast. 

Only matinee Saturday, 
Usual Tivoli prices— 25c, 50c, 75c. 



Tivoli Opera House 



Grand Opera House 



Week beginning tomorrow (Sunday) matinee 
W. A. Brady's magnificent production of 

WAY DOWN EAST 
Regular matinee Saturday. First time at popular prices. 
Coming— West's Minstrels. 



/"V-- >T-„=in-i-. O'Farrell St. 

UrpncUm bet. Stookton and Powell Sts. 
Week commencing Sunday Matinee. Jan. 28. 

BRAIN-AWAKENING VAUDEVILLE 

BARON'S BURLENQUE MENAGERIE ; Hnyder and Buckley : 
Mirzl Von Weuzl; The Three Mitchells; Vernon Troupe; Les 
Brunin; Estelle Wordette and Company; Orpheurn Motion 
Pictures and last week of the 

8-ALLISONS-8 

Regular matinees every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 

and Sunday. 

Prices— 10c, 25c. and 50c. 

Gottlob. Marx & Co. 

Lessees and Managers. 
Beginning next Monday night January 29. 
Henry W. Savage offers the musical fantasy 

WOODLAND 

By Pixley and Luders. with HARRY BULGER and an excep- 
tionally fine cast. 



Columbia Theatre 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



ociety 




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Skating and bridge are still the favorite pastimes 
of society. Neither fractured bones nor reputations 
seem to mar the enjoyment of society. I have an 
idea that on the whole more reputations are injured 
playing bridge than the accident roster of skating 
can show in the matter of broken bones. There are 
women who simply cannot refrain from cheating at 
cards, and not a few fashionables have been caught 
red-handed in the act. Of course, these scandals 
have never been heard above a whisper, but even 
whispers can put a character on the "damaged goods" 
counter. Of course, when a climber is relegated to 
that class her doom is sealed, but when a woman in 
the seats of the mighty is suspected of dubious card 
methods, her name still finds a place on the lists of 
"those invited" to fashionable card parties. 

The hostess who offers but two or three prizes is 
now considered "tight." Anywhere from five to ten 
valuable prizes is the accepted standard of generous 
hospitality. At a bridge party given the other day, 
fifteen prizes were awarded, but as eighty ladies con- 
tested, this was not considered remarkable. Prizes 
have reached the state of magnificence that makes it 
impossible for the average hostess to give many card 
parties during the season. Most people dispense 
with elaborate decorations at these affairs, preferring 
to plunge on prizes. 

There were any number of bridge games this week. 
One of the largest was that given by Mrs. Frederick 
Green at her beautiful Berkeley home. Later, an 
equal number of men joined the fair card players, and 
the party enjoyed a drive to the Claremont Club, 
where a delicious dinner was served. The guests 
were mainly from this side of the bay. Mrs. Alfred 
Tubbs was another of the week's bridge hostesses, 
the guests all enjoying the game immensely, as none 
of the defeated gave vent to disappointment — which 
is the test of amiability these days. Mrs. Edward 
Houghton, Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton and Mrs. 
Joseph Trilley also gave delightful bridge parties. 

* * * 

Mrs. Walter Martin's success at golf is a matter 
of wonderment among the "hoot mon" enthusiasts. 
She practices less than any player in the champion 
class, and her "good form" is the envy of those who 
wrestle daily with their golf sticks, and then go down 
to defeat in a tournament. Mrs. Martin's golf play- 
ing must have "jest growed." 

* * * 

"Wednesday has been the popular day for weddings 
this season. That was the day chosen by Dorothy 
Dustan, and also by Margaret Wilson, two of the 
prominent brides of the season. Miss Dustan's was 
the more elaborate affair. She made a pretty bride, 
and as her bridesmaids were very vivacious, it was an 
exceedingly animated wedding. In fact, one of the 
girls seemed to have hit her funny bone on the way 
to the altar, for she was evidently valiantly suppress- 
ing a case of giggles. This wedding served to illus- 
trate the fact that a girl can announce her engage- 
ment one month and get married the next with all the 
trappings of a fashionable function. It takes most 
maidens from three months to a year to prepare a 
trousseau and attend to all the fascinating details of 



January 27, 1906 

a marriage. But Dorothy Dustan did some tall hust- 
ling and managed to get ready in one short month. 
At this writing it has not yet been decided whether 
Lieutenant Peace will be allowed to take his bride 
with him on the transport on which he sails for 
Manila. It was confidently expected until the last 
moment that the married officers would be allowed 
to take their wives, but the War Department suddenly 
cast a doubt on this procedure. 

* * * 

Miss Margaret Wilson and Lieutenant Harwood, of 
the Revenue Cutter service, were married with very 
little pomp and ceremony. To be sure, Miss Wilson 
had bridesmaids, but as only her very intimate friends 
were bidden to the wedding, it had the informal air 
of a happy family gathering. Grace Llewellan Jones, 
the bride's cousin, was the most conspicuous brides- 
maid, her costume having the original touches with 
which Miss Jones loves to differentiate herself. Sev- 
eral people did not recognize her at first on account 
of the absence of the tiny black and tan dog which 
usually ornaments her arm. The black and tan is 
so ubiquitous that it would scarcely have surprised 
me to hear that the abbreviated bow-wow was pres- 
ent at the ceremony. However, Miss Jones decided 
that her beloved doggy should not trim the sleeve of 
her bridesmaid gown. 

* * * 

A pretty wedding was that of Miss Florence Shrak- 
kart to Mr. Adolph Bullerdeick, which took place 
last Sunday at the home of the bride, 18 Dearborn 
street. The bride wore a handsome gown of Liberty 
satin, with a tulle veil and a shower bouquet of bridal 
roses. Miss May Benson, the maid of honor, wore 
blue and wdiite crepe de chine and carried a bouquet 
of carnations and asparagus fern. The flower girls 
were Maybelle Isenbruck and Hazel Bullerdieck, and 
Bert N. Bullerdeick was best man. After the cere- 
mony a reception and supper were held for the bridal 
party and relatives. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. 
N. Bullerdeick, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shrakkart, Mr. 
and Mrs. R. Isenbruck, Miss Nellie Denehy, .Miss 
Mlac E. Benson, Miss Annette Seelos, Mrs. E. Kaiser, 
Mr. and Mrs. Rodenback, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Wilkins, 
Air. and Mrs. G. Siemens, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Deite- 
meier, Mrs. H. Benson, Miss Alma Isenbruck, Jr., 
Ernest Wilkens, Emily Kaiser, Minnie Rodenback, 
Henery Rodenback, Miss Sallie Launston, Joe J. 
Blarney. Arthur Wilkens, Mrs. I. Pierson Lemont 
Anders. The bride and groom will spend their honey- 
moon at Mbnterey, and on their return will reside 
at their home. 680 Castro street. 

* * * 

Miss Isabel Seal is to be married on the evening of 
the 31st instant to Mr. H. Roy Stovel, of Seattle, 
where the couple will make their home. The event 
will take place at the family residence of the bride, 
603 Third avenue, and will be a pretty affair. Miss 
Seal is well known in musical and social circles in this 
city, being a most expert player on the violin, and is 
popular among the younger set of society. 



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112 GetM-v Street 



January 27. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



*' r ; •""■ Miss Thompson, of Philadelphia, 

have been seeing San Francisco through Mrs. Peter 
Martin's lorgnette. She t"ok her two Eastern friends 
tn the Inst Assembly at the Palace Hotel, and they 
For all eyes. Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Dustan 
and Miss Thompson certainly made a handsome t ri. >. 
and their gowns were exquisite, l>nl as a matter of 
fact, the more Eastern wardrobes I see the more I 
am convinced of our own sartorial liu 

* * * 

However, we cannot hope to impress visitors of 
social prominence with the magnificence of our 

affairs. In contrast to the splendid entertainment- 

of the East our splurges look rather "dinky." Some- 
body ought to tweak the purse strings of the gilded 

and make them shower ducats on entertainments that 
would do credit to our wealth. At a recent cotillion 
in Xew York the women carried magnolias with in- 
candescent bulbs in the calyx, and the men wore 
sashes studded with electric lights. In a ball room 
that was a bower of pink roses the effect must have 
been indescribably beautiful. What San Francisco 
needs is an "Oh, my !" affair of this sort, something 
that will prod them into enthusiastic admiration. 

* * * 

The Will Tevis home at Bakersfield has been 
the scene of 'some very delightful house parties this 
winter. The Tevis family is devoted to country life, 
and their fine town house is closed the greater part 
of the year. 

The Gaiety dance on Friday night added another 
to the list of that club's successes. The "Gaiety" 
girls certainly know how to prepare a dance accord- 
ing to time-honored recipe — which is "stir in plenty 
of men and the rest of the ingredients will take care 
of themselves." Nothing but death or sudden disas- 
ter would make a beau refuse a Gaiety "bid," for the 
young hostesses all belong to families that control the 
social destiny of San Francisco. 

* * * 

A ball, a reception and two swell dances, besides 
the usual number of dinner and supper parties, were 
given at the Palace Hotel last night. 

* * * 

One of the most delightful events of the week was 
the musicale given by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Butler 
at their home, 1721 Oak street, Tuesday evening, to 
which a large number of prominent people, including 
some musical enthusiasts, were invited to meet Miss 
Louvia Rogers, Mr. Mackenzie Gordon and Mr. Fred- 
erick Maurer, Jr. Miss Louvia Rogers, a sweet miss 
of sixteen, who has a charming voice, sang several 
duets with Mr. Gordon, who is a magnificent tenor, 
to the accompaniment of Mr. Maurer, who is recog- 
nized as one of the finest pianists in this city. Mr. 
Gordon also rendered a number of French, English 
and Scottish songs. The guests were more than de- 
lighted, and left highly impressed with Miss Rogers' 
extraordinary ability, and the delightful accompany- 
ing of Mr. Maurer. 

* * * 

ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

January 24 (Wednesday) — Miss Dorothy Dustan to 
Lieutenant Willis Grandy Peace, U. S. A. Miss 
Margaret Wilson to Lieutenant Franklin Bache 
Harwood, U. S. R. C. S. 



Scotch Toffee. 

Another candy special — Scotch Toffee, a rich nut- 
taffy. Only at Haas' Candy Stores, Phelan Building 
and James Flood Building. 



a 3 

January 26 (Thursday)- Miss Katherine Eaton 
lUmkcr to Leslie Arthur Hedger. 

January 30 1 Wednesday t Miss Ethel Crellin 

Spear Hall. 

ENTERTAINMENTS. 
January jo (Saturday)- Miss Dorothy Dustan gave 
an informal tea. Mrs. Frederick Green gave a 

bridge party and later entertained at dinner al 
the Clarernont Club. Mrs. N. V. Cole gave a 
theatre party. General and Mrs. WoodYuff en- 
tertained the Army Bridge Club. Miss Gwin 
gave a bridge party. The Misses Holden gave a 
studio dance. 

January 21 (Sunday) — Miss Elsa Draper gave an in- 
formal tea. 

January 22 (Monday) — The Skating Club held an- 
other meeting. Mrs. Philip Bancroft hostessed 
an informal tea in honor of Miss Josephine 
Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin entertained 
at dinner preceding the Skating Club. 

January 23 (Tuesday) — The last Greenway dance 
of the season was given at the Palace Hotel. 
Mrs. Alfred Tubbs gave a bridge party. Miss 
Josephine Hannigan entertained at tea. Miss 
Elizabeth Huntington gave a threatre party. 
Miss Gertrude Josslyn gave an informal tea. 

January 24 (Wednesday) — Mrs. M. H. Sherman and 
Miss Hazeltine Sherman gave a tea in honor of 
Miss Ruth Foster. Mrs. Edward Houghton gave 
a bridge, party. Mrs. Henry Foster Dutton en- 
tertained at bridge. Mrs. Joseph Trilley gave a 
bridge party. 

January 25 (Thursday) — Mrs. Eleanor Martin gave 
a dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martin. 
Miss Maizie Langhorne gave a tea. Miss Mabel 
Hogg gave a luncheon. 

January 26 (Friday) — Mts. Isadore Lowenberg gave 
a large luncheon. The Gaiety Club dance was 
hostessed by Miss Elsie Tallant. Mrs. David 
Montgomery Crabtree gave a large tea. Mrs. A. 
L. Whitney was at home. Mrs. Edgar Peixotto 
held another reception. The Misses Wright 
gave an informal tea. Mrs. Harry Somers Young 
was at home. 

ENGAGEMENTS. 

Miss Helen Davis to Delmar Smith of Manila. 



Under the management of H. W. Lake (whom 
every epicure knows), the cuisine and service of 
Tait's Cafe cannot be surpassed. Bernat Jaulus 
directs an orchestra of twelve soloists during dinner 
and after the theatre. 



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24 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. January 27, 1906 

THE QUEEM Q¥ N1G1T 



I had sent my wife and baby for a two days' visit 
to the country in the middle of winter, out of pure 
regard for my family, an old aunt of my wife having 
expressed a wish to see the baby, and said aunt was 
both rich and childless. When she wrote saying she 
was near the end of her days, I decided to make 
sacrifices. 1 bundled the baby up in a quantity of 
wrappings, pillows and veils, and under her mother's 
care sent her off on her first journey. What will not 
one do for a rich, childless aunt whose heir one hopes 
to be? 

My father-in-law was violently opposed to this 
pleasure trip. 1 Understand, he took the place of a 
mother-in-law in our household.) 

"How can you think ot such a thing?" he asked me, 
"as to send your wife and infant into the country in 
the depths of winter — it is barbarous. Deuce take 
the old witch !" 

"You are too severe," said I. 

He gave me a glance of mingled pity and anger. 
"Ami what, may i ask. do you propose to do with 
yourself all alone while they are absent?" he asked 
me. 

"Naturally, what 1 always do," 1 replied. "Go to 
the office and work." 

"Ah, I see you do not wish to understand me," 
said he, in a sharp tone. "You know quite well 1 speak 
of your evenings, not your da\ s." 

"Oh, as to that, I really have not given the mat- 
ter a thought so far; in the first place it is only one 
evening to consider, for ( itillie will be home to-mor- 
row. Thanks, dear papa, for your kind interest — 
but I think 1 shall spend the evening with some 
friends." 

"Where?" he asked in a short, dr\ lone. This was 
too much. I was about to reply with some warmth, 
when I reflected that he was an old man thirty years 
my senior, and my wife's father as well. I there- 
fore controlled my irritation, and approaching him 
I placed my hand on his shoulder, saying in a mild 
voice: "Remember, dear papa, that I have been for 
months a father myself." 

He had an air of content as he left the room, while 
f — although not feeling any bitterness, I -how can 1 
express it? — 1 felt a spirit of opposition within me. 
"Well," I said to myself, "and why should 1 nut?" 

My resolution was taken. I picl up a newspa iei 
and looked through the list of amusements For the 
evening. In five minutes I was determined to have 
a gay time of it and made ni\ --election, f chose a 
masked ball. 



So I went to the masquerade ball — where, it does 
not matter. The had was full of people, some care- 
fully disguised, others careless of their incognito. 
As I looked around, a mask took hold of my arm and 
drew me into the thick of the crowd. She seemed so 
affectionate I could not shake her off. 1 involuntarily 
Dressed her arm to my side — such a soft round arm as 
it was. Suddenly I stopped, I saw a quiet little nook 
where we could chat free of this noisy, restless 
throng, but in turning I caught a Eflimpse of a chin 
dimpled in the center, and a oair of bright eves which 
looked at me merrily from the loop-hole of a mask. 
That chin, surely T had seen it before — that saucy 
clance was familiar, too. What was it made me hesi- 
tate^ 



I had discovered a strong resemblance in the pretty 
unknown to a maid who had lived for several weeks 
in my wife's employ, and had been hastily dismissed 
• because she declared the maid was ogling" her master. 
It would never do to engage in an adventure with 
her ; but how to get free was the question — how , 
without making myself ridiculous? I wished the 
devil had her. 

"I will give her a rival," was my next thought. 
1 hance favored me. A certain Queen of Night, of 
stately build and symmetrical, though slightly drag- 
gled costume, approached us. Her long black veil 
sprinkled with stars fell to her feet, her head was 
enveloped in clouds of lace surmounted by a crescent 
of silver. The nearer she came the more uneasy mv 
companion became. She endeavored to turn my at- 
tention in an opposite direction to her dusky majesty. 
When the new- arrival had come close enough to 
speak. 1 bent towards her. saying: "Fair Night, do 
not iiass us by." My words had the desired effect, 
evidently. She paused and looked at me a moment, 
then put her arm in mine, and thus sandwiched, as 
it were, between the two masks. I crossed the hail. 
What a delightful evening I was having! The two 
rivals glanced at each other across me in a mute and 
inexorable combat — neither one would yield to the 
other. 

At length Minnie — I think that was the waiting- 
maid's name — gave up the game, took her hand out 
of my arm, and disappeared in the crowd, where I 
saw her later with a young Brigand. Thank Heaven, 
she was gone. I breathed freely, that is to say, with 
the freedom possible with such a burden on one's 
arm, a burden in every sense of the word. I tried to 
exchange words with her. Time lost. 1 thought she 
yawned under her mask; was it the result of my 
companionship? Or perhaps it was hunger. I led 
her to the buffet near by, where refreshments were 
served, but she would not eat. Calling a waiter 1 
gave him an order in a low tone of voice, then sud- 
denly rising from her seat she led me to an embrasure 
of the window, where a small table was placed foi 
two, threw herself into one chair and offered me the 
other. Seated thus one might have said, "There are 
two lovers." Sin then put her hand into her pocket 
and drew forth an ivor\ tablet, wrote some words 
upon it, and slipped it into my hand. What was m\ 
amazement when I read my own name on the leaf, 
not only my surname, but my full name as well. 

"You know me, then, beautiful maid?" said I. 
"Yes," she murmured, "and you know me also." 1 
racked my brains in search of some memories of all 
the women I knew, of tall figure and mincing voice, 
in vain. "I have not the honor of your acquaintance. 
fair maiden. Queen of Night.'' said f. softly. "No? 
Think again." Her mask fell as she spoke. Who was 
that in the chair opposite to me laughing with all 
his heart? My father-in-law! I did not laugh. I 
too furious even to speak. I turned to leave 
He restrained me. "Do not be angry." said he. "ft 
is only a question of fun; besides, see — the cham- 
paene is ordered." 

Half an hour later, as we rolled along toward home 

in a call together, I asked him why he played the 

spy uoon me. " \s to that." he replied, coldly, "1 

ed ii to Otilhe. and then — remember, my son, that 

for four months you have been a father." 

Translated from the German of E. Felsen. 



January 37. 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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OBITUARY. 



Charles Main, former senior partner of the wholi 

firm of Main & Winchester, who died 

in Portsmouth, N. II.. last week, was one of ihi- 

earlj pioneers, and long a prominent merchant 

and citizen. He was horn in 1818 in New Hampshire, 

the State where he died, ttHd was, accordingly, at tin- 

advanced age of 88 \<,.ir>. Early in life Mr. Main 

us parents, and was apprenticed in a harness 

shop at the aye of ten years. IK- came to California 

in a sailing ship in 1849, and the following year he 

and K. II. Winchester, also a New England man, en- 
tered into partnership in the harness business here, 
being highly .successful from the start, lie was also 
president of the Central Railroad Company of San 
Francisco, and of the Geary street railroad. He was 
married to Miss Mary A. Norton, of Providence. Iv. 
I. It was a somewhat strange coincidence that Mr. 
Main's death should have so closely followed that 
of Mr. Thomas R. Hayes, who had been the manager 
and an employee of his harness establishment for half 
a century. Mr. Haves died but two weeks as:o. 



William Scott Pyle, of the well-known firm of Jas. 
Pyle & Sons, New York City, died on Monday, Janu- 
ary 1st. He and his brother, James Tolman Pyle, 
were the partners in the firm, the elder Pyle and 
founder of the firm, beine deceased. 



Cravats, scarfs, laces, gloves and other fabrics 

are cleaned and made to look as good as new at 
Spaulding's Cleaning and Dyeing Works, 253 Grant 
avenue. Clothing of all kinds also renovated at 
Spaulding's. 

An excellent luncheon may be had at Mora- 

ghan's, in the California market, where the chops, 
steaks, oysters and other good things, are prepared 
by a skilled chef and appetizingly served. 

Testa Briquettes are sold direct from the mine and factorv 

for $7.50 per ton; half ton, 54; quarter ton, $2, ' Use Briquettes for 
cooking and heating, and you will save at'least one-third on your 
fuel bill. 'Phone Tesla Coal Co., South 95, and your order will 
receive prompt attention. 



Security Savings Bank 



316 Montgomery Street, San Franciseo, Cal. 

Authorized Capital $1,000,000 

Paid-up Capital ....; 600,000 

Surplus and Undivided Profits 280,000 

Banking by mail a specialty. 

Directors— William Babcock, 8. Xi. Abbot, 0. D. Baldwin, Jos 
D. Grant, E. J. McCutchen, L. *\ Monteagle, R. H. Pease, War- 
ren D. Clark, James L. Flood, J. A. Donohoe, John Parrott, 
Jacob Stern. 



The Anglo-Californian Bank, Limited 



HEAD OFFICE-18 Austin Friars, London, E. C. 
Capital Authorized, $6,000,000 Paid-up, $i,fiOO,ooo 

Subscribed, $3,000,000 Reserve Fund, $700. ooo 

The bank transacts a general banking business, sells drafts, makes 
telegraphic transfers, and issues letters of credit available through- 
out the world. Sends bills for collection, loans money, buys and sells 
exchange and bullion. 

IGN. STEINHART. P. N. LILIENTHAL, Managers. 
T. FRIEDLANDEB, Cashier. 



Member Stock and Bond Exchange. 

J. C. Wilson 

BROKER 

STOCKS and BONDS. INVESTMENT SECURITIES 

488 California Street, San Francisco, 
Telephone Main 535. KOHL BUILDING 



BANKING. 



The San Francisco National Bank 



Southeast corner of Sansome and Pine Sis.. San Francisco. 
Junes K. Wilson, President; vVm, Pierce Johnson, Vice-Presi- 
dent; c. I\ Mcintosh. Vice-President; P. W. Wolfe. Cashier- 

C. L, Davis. Assistant Cashier. 

Surplus and Undivided Profile, mjh.ooo. 
Directors— William Pierce Johnson. William J. Dutton. Geo A 
Pope. C. S. Benedict. George Aimer Newhall. W. H. Talbot H 

D. Morton. C. K. Mcintosh. James K. Wilson. 

Agents— ..ew York— Hanover .National Bank. Chemical National 
Bank. Boston— National Shawmut Bank. Philadelphia— Drexel 
& Co. Chicago— Continental National Bank. St. Louis— Mechan- 
ics" National Bank. Denver— National Bank of Commerce Kan- 
sas City— First National Bank. London— Brown. Shipley & Co 
Paris— Morgan. Harjes & Co. Dresdner Bank. Berlin. 



Central Trust Company of California 

42 ontgomery St.. L.an Francisco. Cal. 

Authorized Capital 53.000.00U 

Paid-up Capital and Reserve l,725[ooo 

Authorized to act as Executor, Administrator, Guardian or 
Trustee. Check accounts solicited. Legal depository for money 
in Probate Court proceedings. Interest paid on Trust Deposits 
and Savings. Inves tments carefully selected. 

The Canadian Bank of Commerce 

With which is amalgamated the Bank of British Columbia. 
HEAD OFFICE— TORONTO. 
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000 Reserve Fund, $4,600,000 



B. E. 



Aggregate Resources, over $98,000,000. 
HON. GEORGE A. COX, President. 



WALKER, General Manager. Alex. Laird, Asst. Gen. Mgr. 
LONDON OFF1CE-60 Lombard St., E. C. 
NEW YORK OFFICE— 16 Exchange Place. 
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA— Atlin, Cranbrook, 
Fernie, Greenwood, Kamloops, Ladysmlth, Nanaimo, Nelson, 
New Westminister, Penticton, Princeton, Vancouver and Victoria. 
IN YUKON TERRITORY— Dawson and White Horse. 
IN UNITED STATES— Portlanu, Seattle and Skagway (Alaska). 
Also 110 other branches, covering the principal points in Alberta, 
Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Eastern Canada. 
BANKERS IN LONDON— The Bank of England, the Bank of 
Scotland, Lloyds' Bank, Ltd. The Union of London and Smith's 
Bank, Ltd. 
AGENTS IN CHICAGO— The First National Bank. 
AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS— The Commercial National Bank. 

San Francisco Office 32S California Street. 

A. KAINS, Manager. Bruce Heathcote, Asst. Manager. 

London, Paris and American Bank, Ltd. 

N. W. COR. SANSOME AND SUTTER STS. 
Subscribed Capital, $2,500,000. Paid-up Capltal,$2,000,000 

Reserve Fund. $1,160,000. 
Head Office — 40 Threadneedle St., London, E, C. 
AGENTS— New York— Agency of the London, aris and Ameri- 
can Bank, Limited, No. 10 Wall street, N. Y. ; Paris— Messrs. 
Lazard Freres & Cie., 17 Boulevard Polssonlere. Draw direct 
on the principal cities of the world. Commercial and Travelers' 
credits issued. 

SIG. GREENEBAUM, Manager; H. S. GREEN, Sub-Manager; 
R. ALTSCHUL, Cashier. 

Continental Building & Loan Association 

Established in 1889. OF CALIFORNIA. 

301 California Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Subscribed Capital $17,000,000 

Paid-in Capital 3,600,000 

Profit and Reserve Fund 460,000 

Interest paid on deposits at the rate of 6 per cent per annum 
on term and 5 per cent on ordinary deposits. 

Dr. Washington Dodge, President; William Corbin, Secretary 
and General Manager. 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco 

710 Market St., Opposite Third. 

Guaranteed Capital 51,000,000 

Paid-up Capital 800,000 

Surplus 320,000 

Deposits, January 1, 1906 10,213,801 

JAMES D. PHELAN, President; S. G. MURPHY, Vice-Presl- 
dent; JAMES A. HOOPER, Vice-President; GEORGE A. STORY. 
Cashier; C. JB. HOBSON, Assistant Cashier. 

Directors— James D. Phelan, S. G. Murphy, John A. Hooper, 
James Moffltt, Prank J. Sullivan, Robert McElroy, Rudolph 
Spreckels, James M. McDonald, Charles Holbrook. 

Interest paid on deposits. .Loans on approved securities. 

Deposits may be sent by postal order, Wells, Fargo & Co., or 
exchange on city banks. 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

626 CALIFORNIA ST., SAN FRANCISCO. 

Guaranteed Capital and Surplus $2,526,763.61 

Capital actually paid-up in cash 1,000,000 

Deposits, December so, 1906 ■ 39,112,812.82 

F. Tillman, Jr., President; Daniel Meyer, First Vice-President; 
Emil Rohte, Second Vice-President; A. H. R. Schmidt, Cashier; 
William Herrmann, Asst. Cashier; George Tourney, Secretary; 
A. H. Muller, Asst. Secretary ; W. S. Goodfellow. General Attorney. 

Directors— F. Tillman, Jr., Daniel Meyer. Emil Rohte, Ign. Stein- 
hart, I. N. Walter. N. Ohlaudt, J. W. Van Bergen. E. T. Kruse. W. 8. 
Goodfellow. 




SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, igo6 



The Continental Life Insurance and Investment 
Company, incorporated under the laws of Utah, has 
moved its general offices to San Francisco. It is 
located in the new Flood Building, and it is a tribute 
to the business acumen of its president and directors 
that this move has been made. There is ample room 
in the State of California for more life insurance 
companies whose management is identified with 
local capital and interests. To celebrate the opening 
of the new general office in this city, the company 
entertained its directors, leading agents and some 
guests at an elaborate banquet given in the St. Fran- 
cis Hotel, on Tuesday evening, the 23d. President 
Tyree acted as toast master in a graceful and able 
manner, and gave some interesting facts and figures 
concerning the company. Addresses were made by 
Mr. McCormick, capitalist, of Salt Lake City. Mr. 
Gavin McNab, Mr. F. J. Symmes and others. The 
enthusiasm on the part of the agents was in evidence, 
and the launching of the new general office was done 
with eclat. 

* * * 

The new president of the Fire Underwriters' Asso- 
ciation of the Pacific is Mr. F. B. Kellam, of the Royal 
and the Queen. Mr. Calvert Meade was again elected 
secretary and treasurer. 

* * * 

At the thirty-first annual meeting of the Under- 
writers' Fire Patrol, held this month, the old board 
of directors and the old officers were elected to suc- 
ceed themselves. For directors : B. Faymonville, of 
the Fund; L. L. Bromwell, of the Milwaukee; George 
W. Spencer, of the Aetna; V. Carus Driffield, of the 
Transatlantic; Carl A. Henry, of the Sun; Rudolph 
Herold, Jr., of the Hamburg-Bremen, and John Scott 
Wilson of the N. Y. Underwriters. Officers: John 
Scott Wilson, president; B. Faymonville, vice-presi- 
dent; Rudolph Herold, Jr., Secretary and Treasurer. 

The annual reports of the Fire Underwriters In- 
spection Bureau make most interesting reading. In 
San Francisco the percentage of fires originating 
from preventable causes was held down in the in- 
spected district to five per cent, the same as in 1905. 
The benefit of the work of the Bureau to Fire Insur- 
ance companies and the public in the saving of the 
fire waste is shown by the fact that in 1885, the date 
of the inception of the Bureau, the preventable fires 
were 29 per cent of the whole. The expense of main- 
taining this efficient safe-guard is paid by the com- 
panies, and cost in San Francisco but 39-100 of t 
per cent of the city premiums. Los Angeles cost 352- 
1000 of 1 per cent. Portland cost 317-1000 of 1 per 
cent. Seattle cost 335-1000 of 1 per cent. Tacoma and 
Spokane cost 43-1000 of 1 per cent of the city pre- 
miums. 

* * * 

Captain Porter, chief inspector, and the board of 
directors, are to be praised for the care and efficiency, 
to sav nothing of economy and success, with which 
they handle the ramifications of a machine of as large 
operations as the Fire Underwriters' Inspection 
Bureau. 



In San Francisco during 1905 there were 349 losses 
under $100; 221 losses $100 to $1,000; 120 losses 
$1,000 to $10,000; 9 losses $10,000 to $20,000; 2 losses 
$20,000 to $30,000 ; 3 losses $30,000 to $40,000 ; 3 losses 
$50,000 to $100,000, and 1 loss over $100,000. 

Air. George H. Tyson is convalescing from his re- 
cent severe sickness, and expects soon to be at his 
desk. 

* * * 

The joint committee on graded commissions and 
separation are in session in San Francisco. The gen- 
eral opinion prevails that no drastic action will be 
taken. 

* * * 

Mr. H. Roy Stovel, brother of Mr. C. J. Stovel, 
and manager of the Washington branch of the Stovel 
Agency in Seattle, is on his way to this city to claim 
a bride. He is to be married on the 31st to Miss Seal, 

at the home of the bride's parents. 

* * * 

The Home Insurance Company of New York has 
again added leaves of success to its already large 
wealth. It closed the year with $21,239,052 in gilt- 
edged assets, and a surplus to policy-holders of 
$11,720,501. Surplus to policy-holders is the test of 
the strength of a company, and the Home, with such 
an amount as that shown, is among the strongest 

of the many strong American fire companies. 

* * * 

The committee of the Armstrong insurance investi- 
gators will be called to meet the representatives of 
the National Association of Insurance Commis- 
sioners, who asked for a conference before the Arm- 



I INTEREST 



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Capital.Surplus & Profits 
$ 3.000,000.00 



CHILDREN 

A small amount placed now 
with our savings department 
to creditof the little ones will, 
with accumulated interest, 
give them something with 
which to commence the battle 
* of life when they need it. 

CALIFORNIA 

Safe Deposit* Trust 
Company 

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SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA 



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Our funds are Invested only In first mortgages o.. real estate. 
We make loans on improved property and to home- builders. 
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on payments easier than rent. 



January 27, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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immittee concluded iis investigation. The 

Arms immittee wired the president of the 

n, Commissioner Barrj of Michigan, and 

rintcndent Drake of Washington, that it would 

meet and confer with the insurance commissioners 

at a near ilatc. 

* * » 

As an echo from the deposition of Mr. McCall as 
president <>f the New York Life, comes the following 

- despatch: "John A. Mot all. former president 
of the New York Life Insurance Company, parted to- 
day with what he had often spoken of as his most 
prized possession — the summer palace he erected and 
furnished at Long Branch at an expense of S500.000. 
The place was sold to Myron II. < Ippenheim, a law- 
yer, for a client who is uol now in this city. The pur- 
chase price was in the neighborhood of $350,000 — lit- 
tle more than half the sum expended by McCall upon 
the place. The property is incumbered with mort- 

- amounting to S250.000." It would be interest- 
ing to know the history of the mortgage, but in any 
event the equity, according to the figures given, is 
rather a nice nest egg for the man who boasted him- 
self of being a poor man. 

FIRE, MARINE AND INLAND INSURANCE. 

FIREMAN'S FUND 

Insurance Company of San Francisco, Cal. 
Capital, $1,000,000. Assets, $6,500,000 

Founded A. D. 1792. 

Insurance Co. of North America 

OF PHILADELPHIA. PENN. 

Paid-up Capital $3,01)0,001) 

Surplus to Policyholders 5,022,016 

JAMES P. BAIlEY, General Agent, 202 Pine St., S. F. 

Royal Exchange Assurance of London, Eng. 

Incorporated A. D. 1720. 

FIRE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. 

Cash Capital {3,446,099.00 

Surplus to Policyholders, $8,598,775.00 Total Assets, $26,408,073.00 

Losses Paid Exceed $210,000,000 

Pacific Department— 350 Sansome St., San Francisco. 

Dickson & Thieme, Managers. Nathan & Kingston, Local Man- 
agers. 

Connecticut Fire Insurance Company 

OF HARTFORD. Established 1850. 

Capital $1,000,000.00 

Assets 5,340,136.94 

Surplus to Policyholders. . 2,414,921.16 

BENJAMIN J. SMITH, Manager Pacific Department. 
COLIN M. BOYD, Agent for San Francisco, 216 Sansome Street. 

British and Foreign Marine Insurance Co. 

(Limited) of Liverpool.) 



Capital 

Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Agents. 



$6,700,000 

316 California St.. S. F. 



PHENIX 

INSURANCE COMPANY OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 
J. H. LENEHAN. Gen. Agt., CHICAGO, ILL. 

A. C. OLDS, State Agent for Pacific Coast 
KOHL BUILDING. SAN FRANCISCO 



Cash Capital, $200,000. 



Cash Assets, $453,164 



PACIFIC COAST CASUALTY CO. 

OF CALIFORNIA. 
Head Office: Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. 

Marshal A. Frank Company, General Agent for California. 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams. Elevators, 
Workmen's Collective, Vessels, Burglary, Plate Glass Insurance. 

Officers— Edmund F. Green, President; John C. Coleman, Vice- 
President; F. A. Zane, Secretary; Ant. Borel & Co., Treasurers; 
F. P. Deerlng, Counsel. 

Directors— A. Borel, H. E. Bothin, Edw. L. Brayton, Jno. C. 
Coleman. F. P. Deerlng, E. F. Green, I. W. Hellman, Jr., Geo. 
A. Pope, Henry Rosenfeld, Adolph A. Son, Wm.,S, Tevls. 



EXTRAORDINARY PROFIT 

IN RUBBER CULTURE. 

An opportunity to enter into the immensely 
profitable rubber trade of Mtexico i> offered bj 
the Hidalgo Plantation managers, w li- > also manage 
the famous Zacualpa Plantation, one of tin- greatest 
rubber properties in the world. I 'In- two plantations, 

which are of vast extent and great richness, at 
jacent, and most of the shares Of the Hidalgo an- 
al ready sold. 

1 in Maj 1, 1904. the Hidalgo officials offered 2.500 
shares to the public at $400 per share, making a total 
of $1,000,000 to be expended in the development oi 
the properties. Of these shares, 1,950 arc sold, leav- 
ing" 550 in the treasury for sale to investors. 

The Hidalgo has an unusually conservative class 
of shareholders, the kind who investigate thoroughly 
before investing, and these were quick to discover 
the great value of the property. 

La Zacualpa Rubber Plantation Company, of which 
the Hidalgo is virtually an adjunct or auxiliary, has 
been pronounced by Professor Pehr Olsson-Seffer, 
formerly of Stanford University, and one time a U. S. 
Government expert, to be the largest and best organ- 
ized rubber plantation in the world, containing no less 
than 2,500,000 rubber trees. 

This company, on December 20, 1905, paid $30 per 
share, being the first installment of dividend number 
one, and on March 20th of this year will pay an addi- 
tional $20 per share, the second installment of said 
dividend. 

The rubber industry has always been an important 
one, and it has never been so prosperous and growing 
as it is to-day. It is solely for the purpose of meeting 
the demands on its already large resources that the 
Hidalgo Company has decided to add to these re- 
sources by selling the balance of its shares. 

The managers of La Zacualpa Rubber Plantation 
Company and Hidalgo Company have just estab- 
lished a botanical station and rubber laboratory on 
La Zacualpa, which will greatly benefit the Hidalgo 
Coffee and Rubber Plantation. This botanical sta- 
tion will be under the charge of Professor Pehr 
Olsson-Seffer. He will make a thorough scientific 
and practical investigation of the growth of rubber 
and coffee, not only for the benefit of Zacualpa and 
the Hidalgo plantations, but for the U. S. Government 
and the world at large. 

The laboratory is equipped with every modern ap- 
pliance, and when Professor Olsson-Seffer left for the 
plantation he took with him 108 cases of material of 
all kinds necessary for the perfect equipment of the 
botanical station. He will be in communication with 
scientists- in all parts of the world for an interchange 
of ideas and material. 

The present is a most opportune time for getting 
into this old-established and profitable business, full 
information concerning which can be obtained by ap- 
plying to Hidalgo Plantation and Commercial Com- 
pany, 713 Market street, San Francisco. 



"BABJ"' 



EPICURIAN RESTAURANT 
323 LARKIN STREET 



15he J&mes H. Ba.bcock Catering Co. 

409 GOLDEN GATE AVE. SAN FRANCISCO 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, 1906 



The Stevens-Duryea 




20 H. P., 4 CYLINDER., PRICE, $3300. 

Abundance of Clearance for Califor- 
nia Roads. 

Pacific Motor Car Co. 

Golden Gate Avenue, bet. Polk & Larkin Sts., S. F. 

Formerly of 49 City H«ll Ave. 



Auto Livery Co. 

FINEST GARAGE IN THE WEST 

PEERLESS CARS 

SALES 

RENTALS 

STORAGE 

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RETAIL 



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MOTOR SUPPLY CO. 

DIAMOND TIRES 

AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES 

VULCANIZING 

Branch LOS ANGELES: 930 South Main St. 
Just Opened. Complete Stock on Hand. 

503-505 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, Cal. 



PIIOILPT SERVICE 

(ftrnturo Hfrtrir Company 

Supply Electric Batteries for Automobiles. 

Best Repair Shop in Town. Electrical Supplies, Machinery. 

House Wiring and Repairing. 

No. 28 SF.COND ST. Under Grand Hotel. TEL. BVSH 3S2 




VD1NHIIN TYPEE. Four-cylinder Runabout 

r Klin I\L1 H „r Gentleman's Roadster. 1906 Model 

FRANKLIN AUTOMOBILE AGENCY. 0. A. Boyer, Mir. 

134 Golden Gate Are. Phone East 1269 San Francisco, Cal. 

Car load of 1906 models has arrived. 





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San Francisco 


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Lo3 Angeles 




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San Francisco 



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Los Angeles 



Oldsmobile Owners Attention 
15he 

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San Francisco 



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Los Angeles 



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January 27, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



29 




By the Autocrank. 

The banquet of the Automobile Club of California, 
which will be hold in the White and 1 iold room of the 
St. Francis Hotel. Saturday night, comes at a good 
n of the year for talking over plans, and affords 
a good opportunity for booming the sport. Many 
of the best known enthusiasts have new cars ordered, 
or have already received them, and after the rains 
and the enforced quiet of the winter season, the 
stock of motoring ambition has had a good chance 
to accumulate. 

The banquet is the second held by the club, and 
there is a strong hope on the part of the general mem- 
bership that on this occasion some definite plan will 
be outlined by the president or the executive com- 
mittee for the season's work. There is need of this 
both in the interest of the sport and in the interest 
of the club itself. Club matters, for many reasons — • 
most of them easy of explanation — have not been 
booming to any great degree of late, and it needs the 
impulse of an energetic policy for the coming season 
to check the tendency toward withdrawals among a 
considerable portion of the membership. In the first 
place there should be a definite statement regarding 
the building of the proposed boulevard into San Mti- 
teo County. While, for the purpose of attracting sup- 
port from many who are not automobilists, but who 
have an equal interest in good roads, it has been 
deemed advisable not to make the proposedboulevard 
officially a club project, it is essentially that, and it 
is now up to the club to see that it is carried through 
at the earliest possible date. It was to all intents 
and purposes fathered by the club, and has been the 
main reason why a considerable proportion of the club 
members have continued their support. The project 
has been dragging along for so many months that 
it will be necessary to carry it through at once if at 
all. If it should fall through at this date, the mem- 
bership of the organization would fall off to an alarm- 
ing degree. The road ought to be built, and the 
club, if it is to be held together, should see that it is 
built. There is good reason to believe that President 
Schwerin will, in his annual address, set the minds 
of the subscribers to the road at rest on this point. 

In addition to the boulevard matter, the members 
of the club hope for a definite outline of the season's 
work. They will look for more than a single run 
during the season, and would like to see some steps 
taken which will contribute toward the social attrac- 
tions of the organization. While the idea of the club 
has been to further good roads rather than good 
fellowship, it is pretty nigh certain that a little more 
attention to the latter would result in greater success 
with the former. California is by all odds the best 
State in the Union for automobiling, and it should 
have one of the strongest clubs in the country. 'Event- 
ually it will have a club, with a proper home, which 
will be the controlling power in automobile affairs on 
the Coast, and it is not too early to begin steps to- 
ward that end. 

* * * 

The Eastern enthusiasts have shifted their atten- 
tion in the past week from the automobile show in 
New York to the winter races at Ormonde Beach in 
Florida. The automobile show was unusually suc- 



ful, and the manufacturers, both of the licensed 
and unlicensed cars, state that their .Tilers taken 
during the exposition indicate the greatest season 

in the historj of the business. The great im 

in demand has been for commercial vehicles, although 

the touring car class is a close Second. 

* * * 

The number of purchases of 1906 cars in this city 
indicates a prosperous season for dealers. Nearly ail 
of the agents have received the 'first shipment of the 

new ears, and most of them have orders ahead. The 
number of high-powered cars will be greater than 
ever, and will not be, as last year, confined to one 
or two makes. 

* * * 

The local motorists have been disappointed at their 
inability to secure a track view of Webb Jay's famous 
White steam racing car, "Whistling Billy," now be- 
ing driven by Bert Dingley of this city. Dingley, 
who drove in the Gordon Bennett and Vanderbilt 
races for the Pope-Toledo people, is now employed 
by the White Company. He had his car at San 
Jose ready for the races scheduled for Agricultural 
Park, but the rain necessitated so many postpone- 
ments that he has now shipped to Los Angeles, in 
preparation for the races there next month. The 
San Jose races have been given up for the present. 

* * * 

Leon Roos and F. Nelson, of this city, both 
attended the automobile show in New York last week. 

* * * 

Jeremiah Lynch, of this city, who is at present 
traveling abroad, is among the recent converts to 
automobile touring. He has a 60 horse-power De 
Dietrich, in which he expects to tour from Constanti- 
nople to Paris in the spring. He left Paris for Egypt 



&/>e 



1906 
MODELS 



REO 



1906 
MODELS 




We are now showing our new 1906 models 
The most successful car for season of 1905 will 
again be found at the front of all American cars 
for 1906. They are built for power, durability and 
comfort and do not disappoint. 

Five Passenger Touring Car with Detachable Side Door Tonneau 
16 horse power ; Weight 1500 pounds Price $1400 

1906 Runabout with Folding Rear Seat, will Carry i People, 
horse power ; Weight 87» pounds Price $725 

Leavitt :'<& Bill 

307-309 LARKIN ST. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER, 



fioriEER Automobile Co 

'901-925 Golden Gate Ave 
SAN FRANCISCO**®!'** 




Agents and Distributors 

WINTON 

OLDS MOBILE 

THOMAS Flyer 

RACINE Motor 
and Pleasur Boats 





February issue of 

"TOOT-TOOT" 

the great illustra- 
ted automo- 
bile magazine 
contains account 
"FOR better road? " o f midsummer 

tour of Dr. Hartland Law through South-eastern 
France, Northern Italy and south-westerly part of 
Germany, extensively illustrated with photographs 
taken exclusively for "Toot-Toot". 

Now on sale at all news stands 10 CENTS A COPY 



G"/>e PIERCE GREAT ARROW 




40 H. p., PIERCE 
Mobile Carriage Co. 

Golden Gate Avenue and Gough Street. 



S. F. 



January 27, 1906 

by the way of Brindisi, late in December, and had 

his car shipped to the Turkish capital. 

* * * 

An automobile show in San Francisco is promised 
for the coming spring. A number of manufacturers 
have already promised support. 

* * * 

The most powerful automobile ever constructed is 
a 250 horse-power machine entered in the < Irmonde 
races by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. The car was 
built by .Air. Vanderbilt, and was designed to com- 
pete with the high-powered French, Italian and Ger- 
man machines. Previous to his debut as a builder. 
Mr. Vanderbilt owned the fastest Italian car in 
the country. His Fiat, driven by Sartori. has been 
one of the most consistent race winners of the for- 
eign cars owned in America. Sartori will drive the 
new car. There is a strong feeling among designers 
that a 250 horse-power car cannot be controlled by 
its driver. The great trouble in the cars of extremely 
high power is in keeping the front wheels on the 
ground. 

+ * * 

Trade Notes. 

The three large Columbias which were shipped 
from Hartford, Conn., to ibis city by express, at- 
tracted unusual attention upon their arrival. San 
Francisco motorists all take a keen interest in the 
new models, and as the Columbia car for this year 
embodies features which no other automobile of 
American production has, the devotees have naturally 
been anxious to see these machines. The 1906 mode' 
40-45 horse-power Columbia has a new Mercedes type 
of hood and a number of changes in the body, making 
quite a change in the appearance of the car. The 
body is large and commodious, and the by-word, "The 
Car' that Rides Like a Pullman," is more befitting 
than ever. 




The 1906 Cadillac, model H, 30-35 horse-power, an 

illustration of which is given here, has just arrived 

on this Coast, and is now on exhibition by Mr. Cuylei 

Lee, Pacific Coast representative of the company, al 

$59 Golden Gate avenue. 

* » * 

Three more of the new 1906 Stevens-Duryea cars 

were received by the Pacific Motor Car Co. last week. 

This company is also making prompt deliveries on the 

new 1906 Packard. 

» * * 

The first shipment of Peerless cars (1906) has just 
been received by the Auto Livery Co.. and their many 
customers are more than pleased at the splendid ap- 
pearance and wonderful performances of same. 
Among the first to receive their cars are the follow- 
ing: Mrs. Joseph S. Tobin. Henry Calahan. Percy 

Pettigrew and T. I. Bergin. 

» * * 

A 1906 White steam touring car. finished in a beau- 
tiful shade of blue, has been delivered to Captain 






January 27, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



John Barneson, of San Mateo. The captain is not 
a new hand at the motor ear game, having Owned 
B l>ic French ear of the gasoline type, but lie con- 
siders the White steamer the equal of any ears of 
foreign manufacture. 

* * * 

John I >. Spreckels ami J. D. Spreckels, Jr.. have 
been in Coronado the past two weeks, and have 
taken several runs about San Diego in their White 
steamers. Mr. Spreckels always keeps several of 
his Whites in this Southern city to use whenever 
in that section of the State. 

* * * 

Mr. W. W. r.ottimore, of Sacramento County, pur- 
chased a Winton Touring Car from the Pioneer Au- 
tomobile Company, and will ship it to Stockton, from 
where he will run it to his big ranch at Conley. Mr. 
I'.ottimore has owned a number of machines, and says 
that the prospects for sales in Sacramento County 
are the best he has ever seen. The ranchers are com- 
pelled to use a car now, in order to be in style at all. 
Incidentally he says "it pays." 

W. L. Landers, manager of the London Assurance 
Corporation and Niagara Insurance Company, has 
received his big Columbia from the East, and during 
the past few days has been out in the car, with a view 
to mastering its operations. Mr. Landers is very 
enthusiastic over autolng, and promises soon to be 
quite proficient in the handling of his powerful 
machine. 

* * * 

Dr. A. E. W. Westphal, who is an enthusiastic 
motorist, has purchased a new 1906 Packard touring 
car. 



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Genuine Butter Scotch. 

A select candy is Genuine Butter Scotch in pack- 
ages just right for the pocket. Only at Haas' Candy 
Stores, Phelan Building and James Flood Building. 



TELEGRAM 



(COPY) 

New York, Jan. 20, 06. 
MidcLleton Motor-Car Co. 

606 Van Ness Ave., San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

Columbia Hit of the New York 
show. Today I purchased a for- 
ty-five horse power 1906 Model 
through your concern. 

(signed) LEON R00S 
Middleton Motor Car Co. 

SAN FRANCISCO: LOS ANGELES: 

Golden Gate C& Van Ness Aves. 116-118 East Third St. 



^^ssc 9 



1906 
Models 



BETTER THAN EVER 



Thos. B. Jcffery & Co. 1331 Market Street, S. F 




THe Car 

that Achieves 



The Ca<iill;i'- has olwayn 
ht-enUiP'-iir that tfMJtblngS 
Wh-lln-r tlio test I ».■ that of 
ODduranoe <>r power,oron6 
o! tevi-rity of road service, 
this wonderful machine 
has never been found 
wanting. It knows no 

Model K. ,o h. p. Runabout, mo. |J5^ 1 S WB ^ lt ?SS>. ,,0 yrft n 

energy to spare. By this dependability of service, coupled with 
unusual economy of maintenance, the Cadillac has madf .such 

fthenomeual advancement that its factory is now the largest of 
tekind in the world. The qualitiesupon which this unparalleled 
growth is based are more pronounced than ever in the mag^ 
niflceotnewcarsfor i!H>6. Embodied In these 
many unique and important im- 
provements- —imp rove- 
rnents which 
make the 




conspicuous 
individual jnGTit. 
Among them is a "wonderful 
„_ mechanical feed lubricator which sup- 

plies oil to the motor in quantities which vary 
cording to the speed of the engine, when uroperly adjusted, 
always feeding enough, never too much or too little. The new 
rocker joint on the front spring allows the car to pass over 
obstacles several inches in height without transmitting any ma- 
terial jar to the car. insuring a maximum of riding comfort and 
a minimum liability to breakage. 

In outline and finish these new Cadillacs are truly art crea- 
tions. Of the Victoria type, their grace and exquisite beauty, 
their tone of quiet richness, appeal at once to fastidious motor- 
ists. We want to tell you more about the Cadillac by sending you 
a free oopy of our interesting Booklet M. A postal request brings 
it, together with address of nearest dealer. The 1906 models 
include: Model K, 10 fa. p. Runabout, $900; Model H, 30 b. p. Tourintr Car, 
$2650; Model M. Light Touring Ca-. $1100; Model L, 49 h. p. Touring Car, $3900; 
Delivery Car. $1100. 

W '■' ■■■t Bfcg Model M. Light 

CUYLER LEE,f^rfv ^Jg^ffiS? 

Agent for California 

359 Golden Gate Ave., 

San Francisco. $• 

1032 So. Main St., ^ 

Los Angeles. 




Special Sales Department 

AUTOMOBILES AND SUNDRIES 

HEADQUARTERS— 

Automobile Clothing for Men and "Women. 

ROOS BROS., 
Goggles, Hoods, Robes, Etc. Kearny at Post. 

$650. Account departure, auto, car, good order ; fully equipped. Box 
25, News Letter. 

FOE SALE— "Winton '05; good condition and reasonable. Box 1, 
News Letter. 

FOE SALE— A White Steam Touring Car, in perfect condition. A 
snap. $l,ooo. Address Box 30, News Letter. 

FOB SALE— $1500, An '05 side-entrance Winton touring car, used 
one month. Box 2, News Letter. 

FOR SALE.— Runabouts and touring cars to close out all sec- 
ond hand cars; no reasonable offer refused. Fred A. Jacobs, 1331 
Market street. 

WANTED— Eun about, 2 cylinder; must be in good condition. State 
price. Box 10, News Letter. 

EAMES TRICYCLE CO.— Tricycle Chairs, Invalid's Rolling 
Chairs. Chairs sold, rented, exchanged. Automobile repairing, 
2018 Market street. 



Hotels and Garages En Route From San Francisco to 
Los Angeles. 

SAN JOSE:— Hotel Vendome. Eendezvous for automobiles. Bathing 
Pavilion ; commodious garage ; gasoline at all hours. 

SAUNAS:— Hotel Bardln, S. Laplerre, Prop. Headquarters for automo- 
biles; French chef; best accomodations ; American and Euro- 
pean plan. Bates, $2.00 per day and upwards. 

SANTA BARBARA:— Hotel Potter. Objective point for autoists, North 
and South. Par excellence. Bates ftSper day and upwards; 
automobile garage, gasoline, etc-, at all hours. 

LOS 0L1V0S:— Hotel Los OUvob- Midway between Santa Barbara and 
San Luis Obispo. Firstclass in all respects; auto parties run- 
ning between San Francisco and Los Angeles all atop here 
Good shooting and fishing during seasons. 

LOS ANGELES:— Geo, P, Moore Co., Inc., 701 Main street, accessories. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, 1906 



MOUJSE AHD HOME 

BY KATE GREENLEAF LOCKE 

There is a modern notion which is steadily gamine; 
ground that if one is planning a home he must in the 
beginning, in its very mcipiency, see the whole 
scheme through to its completion. A man is no longer 
content to place an expensive structure where it will 
lot "show up for what it is worth," and he places 
his house and designs its details with an eye to its 
environment and location. Architects, landscape gar- 
deners, artists and decorators have, within trie last 
Few years, taken up this subject earnestly and enthu- 
siastically. They have written and lectured and har- 
rans;ued on this particular theme, and have accom- 
plished much. They have not only stirred up a dis- 
tinct interest in an important subject, in which those 
most deeply concerned had long remained indifferent, 
but they are completely revolutionizing the public 
feeling in regard to the planning and building of the 
home. It is the ultimate ambition of most men and 
women to perpetuate their ideas of that which is de- 
sirable and beautiful by the building of a successful 
house, but the notion of a successful house has 
changed. It is not that it has become idealized ; it 
is merely that practical people have been brought to 
see that the best architecture must depend to a great 
degree upon its surroundings for its effect. The idea 
of the house, the character it has elected to bear, must 
be carried out in its furnishing, and decoration in its 
gardens and grounds. We are not satisfied to suggest 
a certain style by the architecture of our house and 
then disappoint the investigator on ever}' side; on the 
contrary, we are urged by the artistic impetus of the 
limes to carry out the suggestion in rounded and 
beautiful completeness. The fact that the great Burn- 
ham was sent to Manila by our Government to ward 
off artistic as well as sanitary errors in the laying 
out of a new foreign city, that he has also been em- 
ployed to remodel and add new tracts of his own de- 
signing in several of the finest cities in the United 
States, goes to show that this wave of enthusiasm for 
that which is best and highest artistically in munici- 
pal improvements has swept into the most important 
center of our country. 



A varied, carefully selected collection of Japan- 
ese art goods may be seen at George T. Marsh's store, 
214 Post street. Some of the recent importations are 

of exceptional merit, beauty and value. 

Allen's Press Clipping Bureau, SO California street, San 

Francisco, deals In all kinds of newspaper Information, business, 
personal, political, from press of State, coast and country. Tel. 
Main 1MJ 




PIERCE-RODOLPH STORAGE CO.. Inc. 

STORAGE. MOVING. PACKING and SHIPPING. Sepa- 
rate rooms built for the Storage of Household Furniture. 

Office and 

Warehouse 



M&^^^sk Furs 

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^^ ^£ Tl A?^* Every article 

VCtHneVfa^ reduced 

20 TO 40 PEH CEJVT 

Minh Stoles $19 up 

Mink Four -in- Hands $10 up 

Siberian Sttuirrel Four-in-Hands $6.75 up 

Jap MinK Muffs $7 up 

BlacK Marten Muffs $12 up 

Uncalled for garments will be sold for the amouut of charges 
due. Remudeling. repairing and dyeing at short notice. Popular 
prices. Your early inspection is invited at our new store 

408 Post Street 

In the low rent district and yet only three doors above Powell St. 
and Union Square Within one bloek of the 8t. Francis Hotel, 

AD. ROCOUR 

manage r The Reliable Furrier 



Murphy, Grant & Co. 

Importers of staple and fancy dry goods Manufacturers of 
furnishing goods. Patentees and sole manufacturers of 
-THE NEVER-RIP" OVERALL. The best in the world. 

Gloves, suspenders, laces, ribbons, dress goods, velvets, 
silk, flannels, oil cloths, cottons, linens, etc. Blankets, 
calicoes, umbrellas, cutlery, shawls, notions, smokers' 
articles, stationery, underwear, hosiery, white goods. 

Cor. Sansome and Bash Sts., S. F. 



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TALKING POINTS FOR 

THE 
FOUR-TRACK 

NEWS 

Which Explains Its Emphatic Success 

Here are a few reasonB why you want THE 
FOUR-TRACK NE.,8 on the reading table In 
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THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE. 

Br Clinton Duserfleld in Smart Set 

t lh, the pitiless walls rise hard and fast 
Round the Land of Heart's Desire! 

And the weariful days drag slowly past 
( lutside in the sun's hot fire. 

No gold have we. we countless host, 

To bribe the Gatekeeper grim, 
However the flowers in there may blow 

» >r the trees rise straight and slim! 

But we. who toil in the dust out here, 

With Want and Care as mates, 
Have yet one hope which redeems the day — 

We know that the Loved Land waits. 

We know ! And the Knowledge is passing fair, 
For hark, when the soft moon gleams 

We shall scale those pitiless iron walls 
By the marvelous Ladder of Dreams! 



FRIEND SOUL. 

By Bobert Haven Schauffler in The Outlook 

From the zest of the land of the living, 

From work and reflection and play. 
From the getting of love and the giving, 
I hasten away. 

For I have a friend from the highlands 

Who's larked with me long on my plain; 
And now toward his glamorous sky-lands 
We're posting amain. 

Up yonder his mansions are legion, 

But he's snubbed'on the street with a stare, 
Here where I'm lord of the region ; 
So turn about' s fair. 

We leave the snug inn on the highroad. 

I wave to my valley with pride. 
Then we turn up the beckoning by-road 
And swing into stride. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 

MM§„ HODGEINS 9 



January 27, 1906 



An enthusiastic meeting of the Associated Pioneer 
Women was held last Saturday in Pioneer Hall, at 
which the gathering- held a re-union which will long 
be remembered by the women who braved the hard- 
ships of the early days and formed the first colony 
of American women in the Golden West. Mrs. 
Louisa Berryman presided, and was assisted by an 
executive committee composed of Mrs. W. C. Bur- 
nett, Mrs. Kleinclaus, Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Mc- 
Donald. 

The feature of the meeting was a paper read by 
Mrs. Louisa Hodgkins, president of the Floral 
Society and an honorary member of the Associated 
Pioneer Women. Mrs. Hodgkins gave the following 
terse and interesting retrospect on the past: 

"The name California originated in a popular Span- 
ish romance published in 1520. It was applied to a 
fabulous island near the Indies, and supposed to be 
near the terrestrial paradise. When Dr. Eschol 
visited this Coast he took home some of the poppies. 
classified them, and they were called Eschschollzias. 
Since then they have become our State Mower, but 
the golden poppy seems a name more appropriate. 
Then comes the true gold ; after that the golden grain, 
and even now, when they have decided that a rota- 
tion of crops will be best, they have planted alfalfa, 
which brings golden cream and golden butter. So it 
seems really to be the Golden State. 

"Sir Francis Drake was an Englishman. He was 
dissatisfied with the English, and left their service. 
He sailed under the Spanish Queen, and came to 
this Coast, relieving the pirates of what he could in 
the way of pearls and gold. After he had literally 
filled his ship with treasure, he wished to find a north- 
erly way to reach home. Test the English might over- 
haul and capture his valuables. He found his ship 
leaked, and stopped for repairs. He needed help 
from the Indians, and to impress them he read pray- 
ers on the shore. George W. Childs has erected the 
cross near the spot to commemorate the first re- 
ligious service on this Coast. It is said none but 
Drake and the Queen of Spain ever knew the value 
of that shipload. That proves there is no truth in the 
saying that a women never can keep a secret. I would 
like to ask how many prayers would have to be read 
to some of the people of San Francisco nowadays 
to make them keep their hands off of other people's 
treasure? 

"The next change was the Mission Period. Cali- 
fornia had been occupied by pirates, who fished for 
pearls in dull times, and when the vessels came from 
the Philippines stole what they could. Two Jesuit 
missionaries came here, Salvatierra and Kino, and, af- 
terwards, Juan Ugaste. They established missions 
in Lower California, assisted and made friends with 
the Indians, shipped cattle and horses from the main- 
land, and conducted the missions of Lower California 
so that they could support themselves. They started 
the Pius Fund, which increased wonderfully. In 177(1 
the Jesuits were expelled by Royal Mandate from 
Lower California, the Spanish Government thinking 
they were doing too well. 

"Then came the Franciscans under Junipera Serra, 
win' had been appointed President of the Missions of 
New California. They enjoyed the benefit of the 
flocks and herds which could be driven to San Diego 
overland, and all articles which could be taken by sea 



were shipped from Mexico and arrived in San Diego 
harbor in July, 1700. < Ither missions were estab- 
lished. At San Luis ( )bispo they began to use the 
half-cylinder of burnt clay for their tiling. 

" in l 77i Serra went to Mexico, and on his return 
planned to have missions within a four days' journey 
of each other, to protect and refresh the travelers. 
They proved so successful that they had an abund- 
ance. Beef, pork and mutton they had in plenty. 
They dug cellars and poured the tallow in until they 
had a ship-load. 

"Coming from Italy and Spain, they knew the cli- 
mate. They led the water from a near-by stream 
over the bottom land, and raised the olive, grape and 
vegetables, had fields of barley and Sonora wheat. ' 
The last of the mission chain was Santa Inez, built in 
1804. The last of the Franciscan missions was built 
at Sonoma in 1823. 

"The Governor of Mexico concluded that the mis- 
sions were prospering too well, and the politicians, 
wishing for some of the property, concluded to secu- 
larize the church. Did you ever know a time when 
politicians wanted anything that they did not fix 
the laws so as to get it? The Governor resided at 
Monterey, lie had a band of soldiers and a dozen 
cannon. The customs house was there, and all ves- 
sels must come there to report. There was about as 
much red tape then as there is in some law cases 
here nowadays. Smuggling was carried on exten- 
sively, and the people of Monterey enjoyed them- 
selves very well. The Avilla Hotel (lately destroyed 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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l>> (in- 1 w.in .tn old Spanish tavern, when- thi 

were entertained royally by old 
icl A villa, who owned thousands and thousands 
si land in this country. Thi 
house was tin- scene of some "i the true old Spanish 
festivities, when Monterey \\a?. the capital of the 
State and California history was made between that 
place and San Lflego. The glory of Spain itself has 
departed. It is said that bigotry and intolerance have 
been the cause of her decay. Tlie Inquisition tortured 
and wounded Iter noblest suns. France was wounded 
when the Huguenots were banished to England, tak- 
ing with them their silk and their looms. England 
suffered when the Pilgrim Fathers were obliged to 
leave their shores. Let us of the present day be 
thankful that bigotry, intolerance and superstition 
are passing away. 

"Sutter came on the scene about this time. Rotchef, 
the Russian Governor at Ross, was pleased with him, 
and later on. believing there was no more money in 
California for him. sold their fort armament and much 
personal property to Sutter, and went home. Sutter 
is said t<> have been as near a feudal lord here then as 
America has ever seen. The funds of the Mexican 
Government were very low. Fremont came on about 
this time. Then the Hear flag revolution arose. Wil- 
liam B. Ide came to the front. He explained to the 
Californians that Mexico had opposed them, seized 
the missions, and wanted to drive out the Americans ; 
that the new Government would give freedom to all. 
Ide seems to have been the right man in the right 
place. Commodore Sloat came by sea, and on July 
7, 1846, raised the American flag over Monterey. 

"When they began to settle down to business and 
needed a mill, James Marshall agreed to build one on 
shares with Sutter. The mill was completed in 1848. 
The water did not flow away from the-wheel pit fast 
enough, and everybody knows the rest. No, how few 
now know the rest ! 

"The partings, the heartaches, the privations, the 
lives sacrificed, the hopes delayed, the long voyage 
around the Horn, the dismal journey across the plains 
— these are only known by those who have experi- 
enced them. 

"On the morning of October 10, 1850, the steamer 
Oregon entered this port, having made the trip from 
Panama in the short time of seventeen days. She 
brought the news from the United States, of Sep- 
tember 13th, that California was admitted, September 
9th, as the thirty-first State in the union. On October 
27th came the announcement of the official celebra- 
tion, which was to be on Tuesday, the 29th. The 
procession was to march from Montgomery to Stock- 
ton street, and from Sacramento to Washington, in- 
clusive. One hundred guns were to be fired from the 
Plaza. Fires were to be lighted from Telegraph Hill, 
Yerba Liuena and other islands. J. ED. Stephenson 
was to be to be marshal ; W. E. Parker, aide. 

"One by one, most of those that were here then 
have finished their work. When the rebellious were 
troublesome and needed firm measures, they took 
the matter in their own hands, and administered the 
law in a quick and decisive manner. They worked 
with a will to establish and keep order. They buil; 
churches and schools, but who were those who were 
always ready to help — always doing good to all 
around, helping the poor, healing the sick, comforting 
the dying, and to those who had no families or 
homes here, supplying their needs in every possible 
way? Who but the pioneer women? 

"Now what can be more fitting by those around us 
than to give all honor possible to the pioneer women 



who are still with us? If there 1- anything in church 
■ ■r State that the} want, let them have it. and in even 
wa\ assist them to enjO) the rest of their time here. 

When they meet together, lei each have perfect 
Freedom of speech and action. If an) one of them 
seems a little out of Roberts' Rules of ( irder, why just 
be thankful that the) are able to speak at all. 

"Among all the ologies and 'isms of the present day 
if there is any truth in tin saying of Mini who spake 
as never man spake, the pioneer men ami women will 

hear these words as the) reach the golden shores of 

the beyond: Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the 
least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 
Filter in and receive the reward of your labor." 



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The Algeciras Congress. 

Two difficulties are hedging about the Algeciras 
convention of the powers, either one of which might 
easily enough let loose the dogs of war. In the first 
place, the envoys of the powers are not great states- 
men or great diplomatists, and in the second place 
the representatives of Germany and France are slow 
to reach the main points of the issue. And again, 
Great Brittain has assumed an attitude that is puz- 
zling to all in interest. She seems to be like the dog 
that was waiting to run away with the bone so soon 
as the other dogs get through fighting over it. Noth- 
ing could be more unlike the personnel of the Berlin 
Congress of 1878 or the Portsmouth Conference of 
1905 than is the personnel of the Algeciras gather- 
ing. The deliberations of the Berlin Congress were 
guided by such men as Gortschakoff, Disraeli, 1 >e 
Prevcinet, Andrassy, Crispi and Bismarck. They 
knew what the)' were there for. So, too, at Ports- 
mouth, the envoys knew what they were commis- 
sioned to do. But at Algeciras the game is one of 
backing and filling and hesitation. No one is willing 
to force either Germany or France to make known its 
ultimate purpose; or rather if France will accept war 
rather than submit to Germany's demands, or if the 
Kaiser is really trying to provoke the nations into a 
general conflict, using the Moroccan affair for an 
excuse. Anyway, the outcome of the deliberations 
of the envoys could not be forecast with any certainty 
until Germany and France announce their grievance 
and indicate how far each will go to prevent war. 
Public sentiment in France is decidedly for peace, 
but any concessions that would prejudice the political 
influence and commercial interests of the nation in 
Morocco would not be accepted by the people. Ger- 
many is equally for peace, but the Kaiser's subjects 
would almost repudiate him were he to fail to secure 
equal influence, commercial privileges and immigra- 
tion rights with France. Thus it is seen that all the 
powers, parties to the conference, are moving upon 
dangerous ground, although neither France nor Ger- 
many has as yet formally submitted her demands. 
The maintenance of the political integrity of the 
country and the rights of the Sultan as the supreme 
ruler is quite impossible, now that the vast mineral 
and timber wealth of Morocco is known to fhe out- 
side world, for he is squarely opposed with his people 
to the development of his country's material wealth 
and the construction of railways. The vital question 
is, then, shall France alone undertake the supervision 
of Morocco's internal affairs and throw the country 
open to commerce, capital and immigration, or shall 
Germany have a voice and an influence in it all? The 
old triple alliance between Germany, Austria and 
Italv could expect no influence in the premises, for 
Italy is in sympathy with France and Austria is be- 
ing urged by Rome to further the interests of the 
Church in the settlement ; besides, the dual alliance 
between France and Russia is of later date than the 
triple alliance and practically annuls it, so far as Italy 
is concerned. But in reality Morocco is the excuse 
for forcing a re-adjustment of national groups. The 
Franco-Russian alliance, the British-Japanese alliance 
and the American-French and American-British "un- 
derstandings" are all, in a way, more or less hostili 
to Germany's territorial expansion plans. Presum- 
ably, therefore. France will ultimately be sustained 
in the main in her purpose in Morocco. The United 
States is insisting upon nothing except open trade 



January 27, 1906 

in Morocco, and the recognition of the right 
of American capital to seek employment there under 
ample protection. 

• * • 

In Venezuela. 

France has secured permission from the Washing- 
ton Government to move against Venezuela in a war- 
like way. nmler a solemn promise to avoid coming in 
contact with the Monroe Doctrine, but acquiescing 
in a French demonstration under such conditions, is 
much like the mother who granted her daughter the 
privilege of taking a swim in the pond, provided slit 
did not go near the water. It seems to be pretty clear 
that President Castro is anxious to have France seize 
the several customs houses to collect the duties, for 
that would give him an excuse, and a valid one, for 
defaulting on both the principal and interest of all 
national and individual debts. The conditions would 
be quite different if France should seize a few mil- 
lion acre's of Castro's country and occupy and use 
the territory until the difficulty is adjusted, but the 
Monroe Doctrine will not permit France to occupy 
Venezuelan territory other than certain customs 
houses. It would seem that for the present, at least, 
the Venezuelan Government is in the stronger posi- 
tion. That is to say, the Monroe Doctrine will allow 
France to do little in the direction of punishing- Cas- 
tro, other than standing out upon the sea and making 

faces at the little Latin Republic. 

* * % 

The English Elections. 

Next to the muddle over Morocco, America is most 
interested in the English elections, or rather what the 
several leaders say. Mr. Balfour, the able leader of 
the Unionists, says the one great and first issue is 
fiscal reform, which does not concern us in America 
very much, but what he says concerning Chinese 
labor does concern the Pacific Coast most vitally. He 
bluntly says that Chinese labor is absolutely essential 
to the goldfields and the agricultural interests of the. 
Transvaal, and that upon the success of these indus- 
tries there rests the welfare of the whole of South 
Africa. He says opposition to Chinese labor is politi- 
cal hypocrisy and a gross breach of political morality. 
Balfour not only voices public sentiment in South 
Africa but in the colonies generally, and in England. 
It is significant that the labor unions of Great Britain 
are filing no protests against Chinese labor in the 
kingdom or in the empire. It has to be a political 
question in England, but it is directly or indirectly 
indorsed by all parties. 

*' * * 

Daylight for Russia. 

Peace and respect for law and order now prevail 
very generally in Russia. It has been pretty clearly 
shown the past week that the Grand Dukes have 
had much to do with inciting war upon the Jews, and 
also that they secretly supplied the socialists with 
money to inaugurate lawlessness. Their purpose was, 
it is charged, to create such a state of unrest and un- 
certainty that the people would sanction the expul- 
sion of the young Czar from the throne and give the 
Government over to the Grand Dukes, who would 
revoke all of the Czar's proclamations and promises 
for a more liberal form of Government in which the 
people should have a voice. But that part of the 
conspiracy has failed utterly, and the belief prevails 
that the Dukes are already discredited by the masses. 
The fact that the Czar has just closed a bond sale for 
a large amount justifies the belief that a new and 
better Russia is assured. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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mutineers?" And then Witte fair- 
ly roared. 

— ' — "\\ In do you avoid Charley 
Sapphedd ?" "He's too anxious to 
tell all he knows." "Why not give 
him a few minutes some day and 
lei him do it?" 



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cle. Editor — What is it about? 
Author — It advocates the seven- 
hour reform. • 

— 1 — De Broke — After I went 
West I opened a cigar store. De 
Konck — With a chisel ? 



^=T2\ Tralm 10at« and tr* da 
^TnjIfVZA SAN FKANOISCO. 

«ih'. Shasta) I 

JjjamlJ / Feou Di °kubhk 26 > 1905 

\T^<-L-5Jo^/ Fbbby Depot 

xj C iX ^^ (Foot of Market Street.) 

"TatAVB - MAIN LINE. — abriT J" 

7.00a Klmlra, Vncavltle, Wloteri, Rumsey 7-48P 

7.00a Richmond, llenlcle, Sacramento, 

s.i. -uf, nad Way Stations 7 28p 

7.40a Vaik-Jo. Napa, Callstoga, Santa 

Rosa, Martinez. Ban Ramon 6 08p 

7.4 0a Mi--', Pleasanton, Llvermore, 

Tracy, Lathrop, Stockton 7.28p 

B.OQASbasta Expresn- (Via Dirli), 
Williams. Willows. tFruto, Red 
BlufT. Portland. Tacoma, Senltle. 7.4Bp 

6.00a Davis. Woodland, KnlgblB Lauding, 

Murysvllle. Orovllle... 7 48p 

8.20a Martinez, Antloch, Byron. Tracy, 
Stockton, Newman, Los Banos, 
Mendota, Arroooa, Han ford, . , ,, n 
Vlsaila. Portervllle i I a an 

8 20a Port Coma, Latbrop. Merced. Mo- ' **' ,OP 
drsto, Fresno, Hanford. Vlsaila, 
Bakersfleld 448p 

8 40aNIIcs, San Jose, Llvermore, Stock- 
ton (IMllton). Valley Spring, 
lone, Sacramento. Plaeervllle, 
' ■' i iiv Marysvllle. Red BlnlT .... 4-08p 

8 40a Oiikdale. Chinese. Jamestown, 

mora, i j . . i u 1 1 1 ci -■ and \ i. ).■■■'■■.. .. 4 08p 

9 00a Atlantic Express— Ogden nnd Kast. 4 28p 
9 40a Richmond. Port Costa, M art Inez 

and Way Stations (tCOOCOrd) .... 6 48P 
10 20a Vallejo, Dally Napa, Sunday only 7.48P 
10 20a Los Angeles Paescngc r — Port 
Costa. Marllucz, Byron. Tracy, 
Latlirop. Stockton. Merced, 
Raymond, FreBiio, Goshen Junc- 
tion, Hanford. Lcmoore, Vlsaila, 
BukcrBflcId, Lob Angeles 7 08p 

10 20a Kl Piiho. Kansas City. St Louie and 

Chicago 7.08P 

1 1 00a The Overland Limited — Omaha. 

Chicago. Denver, Kansas Clly... 6-48P 
1 1 40a NIIi-h. San Jose and Way Stations. 2-48P 

tl OOpSacramentO River Steamers 111 OOp 

3 20 p Port Coma. Martinez, By run, Tracy, 

Modesto, Merced, Fresno 12 08p 

5 40pBenlcla, Winters. Sacramento, 

Woodland, Knights Landlug, 

Marysvllle and Otovlllc 10 48a 

3 40p liny word. NIIch, and Wny Stations 7 48p 
4. 00p Val I ejo. Martinez, San Ruinon. 

Napa. Cftllstogn. Santa Rosa 9.28a 

4. 00p N Nub, Tracy, Stockton, Lodl 10 28a 

4.40p Hay ward, Nlles, Irvlngtou. Snn I 1848a 

Jose, Llvermore ) 111.48a 

6-OOpTqc Owl Limited— Newman, Los 

IliinoB. Mendota, Fresno, Tulare. 

Bakersfleld, Lob Augelcs B48a 

6.00pOolden State Limited — El Paso, 

Kansas City, St. Louts and 

Cnlcngo 8.48a 

t5.20pUaywiml, NIIch and San Jose 7.08a 

6 20p Vullejo. Port COBta, Benlcla, Sul- 

buu, Sacramento 11 28a 

6 00p Eastern ICxpreBB— Omaha, Chicago, 
Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, 
Martinez, Stockton, SncramciitO, 
Reno. Sparks, Muntello, Ogden ., 12 48p 

620p Hay ward, Nlles and San .lone 9 48 a 

7. 00p Reno Pawfengur— Port Costa, Be- 
nlcla. Siilsun, Klmlra. Dixon, 
Dai -is, Sacramento. Hazen, Touo- 

pah. Gold Held and Kecler 7-08A 

7.00p Vallejo. Crockett and Way Sta- 
tions, Sunday only 11-2&A 

8.20pOregon & Cullforula Express— Sac- 
ramento, Marysvllle. Redding, 
Portland, Pugut. Sound and Bast. 8 48a 
9. 00p Hay ward. Nlles and San Jose (Sun- 
. day only) J11.4BA 



Coast Line 

filarrobv Gauge 

f Foot Of Market Street.) 

8.15 Newark. Ceil tervl lie, San .lose. 
Fellon. Boulder Creek. Sunta 

Cruz and Way Stations 6 66p 

M5pN'ewark. Centervllle. Sun Jose, 
New Almaden. LosGaloB, Kelt mi. 
Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz and 

Principal Way Stations 110.55a 

1.1 5p Newark, Sau Jobc Los GntoB .... j Jjj ||* 

i 45p limners Train — (Saturday only) 

Srtn Jmsr and Way Stations 17-59P 

COAST LINE <Hniiul i.niii«.). 
B if (Third and Tuwnscnd Street*.) 

6 10a San J use and Way Stations 630p 

7 OOaShii Jose and Way Stall, .ns B40P 

8 01'aNi-w Almaden (Tiiea.. Frl., only).. 4-10P 

anOAThc Coaster-Ban Jose. Salinas, 

Sim Ardo, Paso Roblcs. Santa 
Margarita, San LuIb Obispo, 
Ouailatupc, Guvlotn. Suntu Bar- 
bara, San Ilueiiaveiitnra, Uxuard, 

Bnrl-ank, Lob Angeles 10-30P 

eOOAGIlr-.y, Holllster, pajaro, Castro- 
vllle, Del Monte, PaclOc Grove, 
Surf, Lompoc 10.30p 

9 T0a Sun Jose, Tres Plnos, WatBonvllle. 

Cnpltola, Santa Cruz, Pacific 
Grove. Salinas. San Luis Obispo 

and Principal Way Stations 4-IDp 

10 30a Sau Jose utid Wav stations 120P 

11. 30a San Jose and W r ny StatlotiB 7-40p 

2 IBpSmii Jose and Way Stations 8-36A 

3 00Pl>el Mod to Express— Santa Clara, 

San Jose, WatHonvlHe, Santa 
Cruz. Del Moute. Monterey 

Pacific Grove 12.1BP 

I3 OOpLos Gatos, Wright, Boulder Creek, 
SnutaCruz, via Santa Clara and 
Narrow Gauge 1 45a 

5 30p Soul Ii Sau Francisco, San Jose, 

Gllroy. Holllster. Tres Plnos 10.45a 

4 30p Sou Jose nnd Way Stations t7.66A 

<B OOPSauta Clara, San Jose. Los Gatoa. TS-ODa 

t630p.SanJoseand Principal Way Stntlons '9. 40a 

B4BpSunset Express— Ro d w ood. San 
Jose. Gllroy, Salinas, Paso 
Rohles, San Luis Obispo, Santa 
Barbara, Los Augeles, Deinlng, 
El Paso, New OrleanB 910a 

6 4BpEI Paso, Kansas City, St. Louts, 

Chicago 910* 

5 45p I'l'Jfu... WatBonvllle, Capitols, 

Santa Cruz, Casirovlllc, Del 

Monte, Pacific Grove 1030p 

i615pSb.ii Mateo, Beresford, Belmont, 
Ban Carlos, Redwood, Fair Oaks. 

Menlo Park, Palo Alto t6-46a 

6-30pSan Jose and Way Stations 636a 

BOOPPalo Alto and Way Stations 10.15a 

1 1. 30P South San Franoltco, MIHbrae, Bur 
llDgame, 6an Hateo, Belmont, 
San Carlos, Redwood, Fair Oaks, 

Menlo Park and Palo Alto 945p 

11 .30 p Saturdays only for May field. Moun- 
tain View, Sunny tale. Lawrence, 
Santa Clara and Ban Jose 19 46p 

OAKLAND HARBOR FERRY 

(Foot of Market St.) 
Dally exoept Sunday, 7.10, 9.00, 1 1.00 a.m.; 

1.30, 3.30, B 30 p.m. 
Sunday only, 7.30 9.00. 10.30 a.m.; 12.00 n., 

1,30. 3.00, 4.30. 6.00, 7,30 p.m. 

A for Morning. P for Afternoon. 

tSunday excepted tSundayonly. hMoudayonly. 
JDally. and stops at all Htatkum on Sunday. 
The UNION TKANM1- Kit COMI'ANY 
vlll call for aud check bnggage from hotels and 
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bottle beside him ; it was evident, 
however, that he had made a pa- 
thetic though solitary attempt to 
do his work, for in the inventory 
book was written, "One revolving 
carpet." 

The Field Mouse— Hello, 

doctor! How's business? Old Dr. 
Stork — Pretty darn slow. In fact, 
I've about decided to give trading 
stamps. — Puck.. 

— 1 — "They say that poets have 
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There is a young minister 

in Philadelphia who has been re- 
markably successful in paying off 
the debts of the various churches 
to which he has been assigned from 
time to time. A brother minister, 
who was laboring earnestly by 
means of bazars, fairs and other 
affairs to accomplish a like happy 
result at his own church, went to 
him and inquired the secret of his 
success. "And I observe that you 
never have to resort to my present 
methods," he concluded. The suc- 
cessful one smiled. "N;o," he re- 
plied. "You see, when we need 
money, some good sister suggests 
a bazar. Then I call on the hus- 
bands of the married ladies of the 
membership and explain to them 
that in order to raise a certain sum 
we are finding it necessary to hold 
a bazar. We have never had to ac- 
tually bring the affair off." — Har- 
per's Weekly. 

"Why are you here, my poor 

man?" asked the prison visitor. 
"Through no fault of mine, sir," 
replied the convict. "No?" "No. 
I hain't had a single chance to 
break out." 

Patience — That long-haired 

man with the diamonds, at the 
piano, I just heard, started life as 
a poor musician. Patrice — Well, 
he's that yet. 

Mistress (severely) — How 

did this fire happen to go out? New 
Girl (innocently) — I guess you for- 
got to tell me to put coal on. 

— ' — Blobbs — Guzzler says he is 
not going to drink any more. 
Slobbs — He couldn't drink any 
more than he does if he tried. 

An ounce of prevention 

saves the price of a diagnosis. 



39 

"M\ dear Sister Brown," 

said the minister. "I grieve to 
that you wear a feather in your 
hat. Tlu- beautiful birds wen- given 
u> th.it we might enjoj their music 

and " "Yes, I know, Brother 

Fourthly, but this came from the 
tail 'if the rooster whose crowing 

used In annoy you, and you and 

Mrs. Fourthly helped to eat him 
the last time you ran over to din- 
ner." "All. as I was saying, we 

have bad a lovely winter so far." 

"A press humorist's life is a 

hard one," remarked one of the 
guild. "As to how?" "Oh, his 
wife's relations can never under- 
stand how a man husky enough to 
get out with a pick and shovel can 
be content to earn a living writing 
little feeble jokes and dishwater 
verse." 

A Georgia man lost a leg in 

a railroad accident, and when they 
picked him up the first word he 
said was : "Thank the Lord, it was 
the leg with the rheumatism in 
it!" 

Not all of us can get into 

the Hall of Fame. And we have 
reason 'to congratulate ourselves, 
for you have to be dead a long time 
first. 

"Do you know the police- 
man on this beat?" "Well, I've 
been out with him several times 
and in with him several times." 

One difficulty in the way of 

the new Isle of Pines government 
is the lack of enough inhabitants 
to fill all the necessary offices. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



January 27, 1906 




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"The United States in the Twentieth Century" is 
the title of a book which is a remarkable addition to 
the politico-industrial literature of this country, writ- 
ten by a Frenchman, Pierre Lerory-P.eaulieu, and 
translated into English by II. Addington Bruce. 

The volume is full of statistics and other data 
which have been laboriously and conscientiously ob- 
tained by the observant author, whose views of 
American affairs are at once discriminating and opti- 
mistic. He sees in the United States of the present 
day a remarkable nation, and he deals thoroughly 
with the characteristics which make it remarkable 
and traces their causes. 

The book is in three parts — the headings being re- 
spectively, the country and the people, rural America, 
industrial America and commercial America. The 
physical geography of the country is discussed, and 
the environment in which Americans live is analyzed. 
A good deal of space is devoted to the negro problem, 
which the author regards as a serious one, and upon 
it a good deal of original opinion is expressed. 

The great agricultural development of the country, 
particularly of the West, receives much attention, and 
with the industrial and commercial activities holds 
the greater part of the pages. 

The work is certainly striking in nearly every way. 
It shows us as we are in the eyes of foreigners of 
high intelligence, and there is much reason in the 
claim of the publishers that it is the most note- 
worthy work on the United States since the publi- 
cation of Bryce's "American Commonwealth." 

Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York and Lon- 
don. 

* * * 

Geraldine Bonner is again before the reading pub- 
lic in an attractive little story called "The Castlecourt 
Diamond Case." It is a detective story, written in 
a sprightly, entertaining fashion, holding the interest 
of the reader from the very start. There is enough 
tangle in the plot to excite the curiosity, and the 
situation is not cleared up until the end has been 
nearly reached, when all winds up satisfactorily. It 
is written in the best style of the authoress, and adds 
materially to her fame. It is perhaps one of her best 
works. 

Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York and 
London. 

* * * 

A new and original country book, by the author 
of "Quincy Adams Sawyer." entitled "Sarah Bern- 
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has just been published by the J. K. Waters Co., and 
is handsomely gotten up. It has 436 pages, with 
twelve illustrations in tint. 

J. K. Waters Co., Boston. 

* * * 

Under the title. "The Key to the Pacific," the 
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Geographic Society, and by Mr. William Barclay 
Parsons, the engineer. The pamphlet accentuates the 
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* * * 

"The Road of a Thousand Wonders" is the title of 
a pamphlet gotten up by the Southern Pacific Kail- 
road, which is a marvel of typography and the illus- 
trator's art. It is descriptive of the coast line and the 
Shasta route of that company's great system, and 
graphically describes the wonders and beauties of the 
country traversed by it. The illustrations, which are 
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artificial beauties of California. 



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A servant girl has been arrested for extensn e 

thefts. Most lady helps merely steal away. 

The Burns Handicap is a race-track event, so 

named because it burns up a great deal of foolish 
money. 

With automobiles reeling off two miles a min- 
ute, it's about time for the faithful horse to get him 
to a cannery. 

"Thy rod and thy ( editorial) staff," says Con- 
gressman j. Sharp Williams to Congressman Hearst, 
"they comfort me." 

The East is asking anxiously, "Where is John 

D. Rockefeller?" Since he is still alive, we are un- 
able to answer. 

The "local color" of preacher-novelist Thomas 

Dixon, Jr., is the ebon hue found in the "black belt" 
of his beloved South. 

California statistics go to show that country- 
made marriages come unglued less readily than those 
of strictly urban arrangement. 

"Take to the water!" shouted the hero-captain 

of the Valencia to the terror-stricken passengers, 
"the crew has taken to the boats." 

Kansas City is taking a serious interest in a 

woman who just can't abide a drink of water. A man 
afflicted that way would be no curio at all. 

"Sea Wolf" McLean is not drowned, after all, 

but is still open to engagement by young authors re- 
quiring a hero with literary and journalistic experi- 
ence. 

The man at the Chutes who was partially mas- 
ticated by a camel knows now why the patient pack- 
animal of the desert kneels — it's because he's a beast 
of prey. 

A Honolulu man has discovered a way to de- 
termine the fertility of an egg by feeling it. You de- 
termine the eatability of the hash-house egg by 
smelling it. 

Government bird experts are making a col- 
lection of wild geese up in the slough country. For 
tame ones they need not go far from the western 
shore of the bay. 

An Oakland clergyman holds that the bachelor 

is a menace to society. Perhaps if editors got fees 
out of marriages we'd feel the same way toward the 
unspoused male. 

President Benjamin Ide Wheeler announces 

that his university has organized a symphony orches- 
tra. This is a cruel blow to Dir. David Starr Jordan 
whose faculty produces not much beside fearful dis- 
cords. 



At the automobile show in New York, 143 

different models were exhibited, and the business is 
still in its swaddling clothes. 

Thoughts are said to be a dynamic force. Per- 
haps that explains why the United States Senate is 
not a forceful body these days. 

The Kaiser has about convinced the Czar that 

a monarchy should never become too friendly with a 
republic. Hence the restlessness in France. 

There is a movement among women singers 

at the East against wearing corsets, neck and shoul- 
der covering or stockings. Let's hope the movement 
will go no further. 

Mayor Schmitz ran his automobile so fast that 

a Los Angeles policeman "pinched" him. When he 
runs for Governor there will be no danger of his 
breaking the speed laws. 

1N0 record of the wrecks that strew her harbor 

shores or of the corpses that swing with the tides 
at her sea-door is made in the clearing house re- 
turns in which Seattle takes such public pride. 

Heroes of the Slocumi disaster have been 

caught gold-plating silver medals for the purpose of 
imposing on Andrew Carnegie and getting a whack 
at his fund for the rewarding of those who do deeds 
of valor. 

It is now said that when once the type of the 

Panama Canal is decided upon it will not require 
more than a year to make arrangements to begin 
the work. How unlike private enterprises public 
jobs are managed. 

"Heavy checks," says a fashion note from 

Lunnon, "will be the thing in men's suits." If you 
have no bank account, "yellow backs," or our good 
old metallic currency will keep you from being en- 
tirely out of style. 

Some well-meaning people have just presented 

the graduating classmen at Annapolis with Bibles. 
They might follow up this benefaction with a gift 
of one tear-jug and a bottle of arnica to each matricu- 
lant at the Naval Academy. 

The Schmitz family is all organized to run 

the rebel Reagan out of the insurance business as 
well as out of the Police Commission. If Reagan is 
wise he will have his "shadows" carefully "shad- 
owed," and so avoid being Hluttonized. 

Governor Pardee has broken his record, hav- 
ing filled the vacancy on the Supreme Bench with 
unexampled celerity. Not satisfied with this aston- 
ishing performance, he miade on the same day an 
appointment to the resulting cavity in the Superior 
Court. 



* SAN FRANCISCO 

LABOR UNION LEADERS 

IN A BRUTAL CONSPIRACY. 

The principles of labor unionism are fundamentally 
right, and were the}' permitted to prevail in the con- 
duct of organized skill and brawn, with the better- 
ment of the conditions of employment for the objec- 
tive point of attainment, no doubt labor unions would 
soon exert an irresistible influence in the nation's 
political and industrial life. But in recent years 
they have failed utterly to be guided by the law of 
the interdependence of employer and employee, and 
of the principle of co-operation between capital and 
labor. When the leaders of the unions denied the 
individuality and personal rights of their members 
by declaring that the organization was the unit, and 
that its component parts — members — must do and 
act as one man — that is to say, members must do and 
act in their collective capacity, which is inconsistent 
with the principle of freedom of individual speech 
and action — when unionism declared that the indi- 
vidual was not a unit with sovereignty, but that the 
organization was the unit and not susceptible of sub- 
division, it abandoned its fundamental principles and 
established itself upon the principles of autocrao . 

We hear and read much these days about the auto- 
cracy of Russia and its tyrannical bureaus of govern- 
ment, but cruel as they are, and as merciless as they 
are in dealing with their subjects, there is far less 
injustice done to those in interest than is forced upon 
American workingmen by labor Czars and their 
bureaus of walking delegates. In Russia the man 
who asserts his divine right to be his own owner is 
declared a "traitor," and hastened away to prison. 
In America the unionist who asserts his sovereign 
right to personal liberty when seeking employment 
for his skill or muscle is called a "scab," and bov- 
cotted and otherwise ostracized from the walks of 
organized labor. The Czar of Russia maintains him- 
self and his bureaus by arbitrarily taxing his sub- 
jects. In America the leaders of organized labor 
maintain themselves and their walking delegates by 
a per capita assessment against their following. The 
genius of the Russian Government provides for and 
expects the Czar and his bureaus, to do as they do. 
The genius of the Government of the United States 
flatly denies the right of any man or association of 
men so to dominate and tyrannize over their fellow- 
countrymen, but it is done by every labor union, in 
spite of the sovereignty of the individual. 

But monstrous as Czarism is in the empires of the 
old world, it is tame and gentle and humane by com- 
parison with some recent edicts of American organ- 
ized labor leaders and their bureaus of walking dele- 
gates. One of their recent edicts is so infamous of 
ourpose, so cold-blooded in exaction and diabolical 
in consequences that all of its fellow beasts of prev 
upon labor seem mild. This particular edict is for 
the purpose of forcing all elderlv workingmen into 
idleness, that younger skill and muscle, wdiich is 
largelv in the majority in laTior organizations, mai- 
have their places, and the modus operandi is this : Tlv 
union will arbitrarily- fix the scale of waees at the 
highest oossible point. Then its leader isssues a 
decree that any one working at a less per dav wage 
will be expelled in disgrace and branded "scab." 
Then the wav opens up clear and straight to accom- 
plish the original purpose. To illustrate: Suppose 
the wage decreed for a eiven occupation is $4 a dav. 
The emnlover sees that he has a number of middle- 
asred and old men who have been in his service for 
manv years, and always true and faithful to his in- 
terests. But he is paying them now only $3 a day 



NEWS LETTER. 



February 3, 1906 



because of their age, which is telling upon their phy- 
sical strength and lessening their productive capacity, 
nor will his industry justify more pay for them, and 
they are perfectly content to continue to work at 
what they are worth to their employer. The edict of 
the leader denies the right of the old employee to 
work for less than $4 a day, and threatens the em- 
ployer with a strike if he pays less to any one. Thus 
the employer is forced to employ only such working- 
men as are worth the scale to him, and in forcing 
him to pay the scale the edict forces all the old and 
middle-aged labor to quit and go into enforced idle- 
ness for all their days, or to accept menial positions 
where unions do not reach them, and there eke out a 
miserable existence with scarcely enough to buy them 
food and shelter. 

There is not a railway, street or steam line, center- 
ing in San Francisco, nor an industry of any kind. 
hereabouts, whose old and middle-aged employees 
are not feeling the heavy, cruel and fiendish hand of 
the autocracy of organized labor through its Czarish 
leaders and their bureaus of walking delegates. It 
is doubtful if any civilization of the world ever wit- 
nessed such hellish tryanny or such a merciless war 
against the right of a man to earn an honest living 
after he has lived to middle life or old age. It would 
seem that Providence or public indignation ought to 
interfere, and with an iron rod lash these robber and 
brigand leaders of organized labor out of human 
societv. 



BREAD THAT INEBRIATES. 

A writer, in that learned journal of Paris, the Cos- 
mos, announces with ample verification that bread is 
to be added to the list of intoxicants. He says that 
bread inebriety is common in some provinces of 
Russia, and by no means rare in other places. 

This is terrible. Whither may we go to escape 
the hot pursuit of the Demon Rum? We have long 
heard that under certain conditions of digestion 
fruits and vegetables of some kinds, taken most in- 
nocently, will release their alcohols and give in- 
cipient jags to those who partake of them. 

The broad vista of speculation here opened up is 
awful to contemplate. Hard cider, patent "flitters," 
even root beer and other beverages long regarded as 
innocent have lately been placed under suspicion, 
and even yeast is well known to be a vehicle for in- 
ebriety, but when it comes to bread — bread — the staff 
of life — well — gee whizz ! 

Let us hope that the W. C. T. U. does not read the 
Cosmos. 



AIDS TO MARINERS. 

Every little helps a little, and it is pleasing to learn 
that the United States Senate has passed a bill pro- 
viding, among other things, for a life-saving station 
at Half-Moon Bay, south' of Point Montara ; another 
at Flattery Rocks, near where the Valencia went 
down : a lighthouse at Cape Arago, Oregon, and sev- 
eral lighthouse tenders for the Pacific Coast. 

Each of these things is badly needed. The two new 
life-saving stations are at places where their services 
are frequently required, but in the past not to be had. 

Yet this is little more than a beginning. _ More 
lights are needed at other points on the Pacific sea- 
board. Afore life-saving stations are needed. More 
buoys are needed. There are many things yet to be 
done by the Federal Government in order that 
Pacific Coast mariners may have at least a fraction 
of the aids to navigation provided for their more 
fortunate brethren of the Atlantic Coast. 



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February 3, 1906 SAN FRANCISCO 

THE LID IS OFF. 

Whoop things up, all ye li<>i -port-, for the lid is 
off. Tlii- town in wide open, wider than il has been 
for many, many years. The gambling slot-machines 
have been brought from their hiding places and are 
now running all over town. Some large gambling 
places now make little pretense of keeping under 
cover. Tin- "grottos" of the tenderloin saloons and 
dance halls resound all night with the popping of 
corks, the voices of maudlin men and women, an I 
an occasional brawl. All night the horn- of the auto- 
mobiles vie with the voices of the drunken roisterers 
they carry in livening ii|i the wee sma' hours. 

San Francisco is a hot old town. The Petaluma 
fanners. Trinity miners or Fort Bragg lumbermen 
anxious t,. 'see the sights," can now get here what 
they ::re looking for, without much seeking, either. 
Xor will the sure-thing man. confidence operator and 
"drunk roller" be found lacking, to aid in separating 
the unwary from their coin. 

Yes, San Francisco is now a wide-open town in 
every sense of the word. If the San Franciscans like 
it to lie such, all well and good. If they do not — 
well, what are they going to do ahout it? 

SILLY PRATTLE IN PUBLIC. 

If you really want to wear the championship cap- 
and-bells of the arch-fool of the community — if you 
desire to make an all-around, blown-in-the-bottle 
exhibition of yourself as the only genuine human 
goose, why, it is a very simple matter to accom- 
plish your purpose. 

All you have to do is to carry on a conversation 
with your companion or companions in a street car, 
or a theatre, or some other public place where many 
people gather within easy ear-shot of one another. 

The street car conversationalist is an easy winner 
in the folly contest. Hie — or more frequently she — 
is generally one of those empty-headed individuals 
who think that they are brilliant wits, or learned 
sages, or some other kinds of intellectual giants. If 
there is anything more amusing, annoying, or trying 
to the rest of the crowd in a street car, for example, 
than the chattering fool who talks and talks and 
throws out his chest or airs her private affairs to 
the audience, it would be hard to imagine it. 

Things that may seem perfectly agreeable and 
sensible and witty in one's own company become 
drivel, and not infrequently offensive, to the average 
disinterested hearer. Street cars and other public 
places are good places in which to keep silent. Let 
the private conversations take place in private. 



WHIPPING POST FOR BOYS. 

Superior Judge Lawlor has made a wise sugges- 
tion from the bench regarding the manner in which 
to deal with youthful criminals. He would give the 
lads a dose of whipping. 

A few severe lashes, applied as often as the de- 
gree of the crime suggests as adequate would go a 
long way toward decimating the ranks of the young 
criminals who, too old to go to the reform school, 
are yet too young to be placed in daily contact with 
hardened criminals at the penitentiaries. The reform 
school itself is not as efficacious in restraining em- 
bryo criminals as the lash would be. 

Some of the young men who pursue lives of crime 
are naturally vicious. The greater number, how- 
ever, are without doubt impelled to become lawbreak- 
ers as a result of the lurid tales they read in dime 
novels and in the daily press of the doings of noted 



NEWS LETTER. 3 

criminals. The) look upon the notorious murderer, 
burglar, highwayman or other felon as a hero, and 
the) seek to emulate him. Then- is .i certain class 
of youth which admires the great criminal, and basks 
in the notoriet) of being tried and sentenced in court 

and serving a term in prison, particularly when the 

crime is exploited in the pn 

Take these youngsters by the scruff of the neck, 
bare their back-, and give them a sound trouncing, 
and they would be quickly cured of their criminal 
ambitions. There is nothing heroic in being publicly 
or even privately spanked. It is in fact, as painful 
mentally as physically. Judge Lawlor's suggestion 
might be profitably aeteil upon by the Legisla- 
ture. 



A BETTER MERCHANT MARINE. 

The suggestion made by the News Letter a few- 
months ago, to the effect that the personnel of the 
Pacific Coast merchant marine might be greatly im- 
proved by establishing at San Francisco a nautical 
training school similar to those in New York, Boston, 
and Philadelphia, has been taken up in Washington, 
an application having been made for the detailing of 
a naval vessel to the service. 

It is earnestly to be hoped that there will be no 
hitch in the establishing of such a school, which, in 
addition to giving the lads of California a good edu- 
cation, both general and nautical, will furnish a 
source of supply for officers of the merchant marine. 
At the present time, the Pacific Coast merchant 
marine is almost wholly monopolized by aliens 
or foreigners, over whose naturalization there 
hangs a cloud. Genuine, native-born Americans are 
exceedingly scarce in it. 

If the coastwise and Transpacific vessels were offi- 
cered by bright, intelligent, well-educated, clean 
Americans, carefully instructed by competent teach- 
ers, it is probable that there would be fewer disas- 
ters due to faulty navigation, and better service gen- 
erally in our marine trade. 



ANOTHER DOCTRINE EXPLODED. 

Now comes a pair of learned physiologists and phy- 
sicians, who upset at one fell blow our long-cherished 
belief that the deadliest of deadly weapons was the 
hateful cigarette. No lesser authorities than Dr. 
Llewellyn Barker, successor to the famed Dr. Osier, 
of Johns Hbpkins University, and D|r. Bosley, City 
Health Commission, Baltimore, have rallied to the 
defense of the puny but powerful cigarette. 

We have long been taught to believe that the 
cigarette is the bane of our youth. Each cigarette 
we smoke, we have been told over and over again, 
is another nail hammered into our coffins. The curse 
of the cigarette habit has been classed with the curse 
of rum and other drugs. Many States have passed 
laws forbidding the sale or giving away of cigarettes. 
Some have gone so far as to make it a misdemeanor 
to smoke a cigarette. 

Doctors Barker and Bosley think differently. "The 
cigarette particularly is singled out for the work of 
legislators when it certainly appears to be the least 
harmful," declares Dr. Bosley. "Some of our greatest 
men are inveterate smokers, and their first lesson 
was in the art of smoking the much-despised cigar- 
ette. As a rule, great men of affairs use the weed 
continually, and it seems to have no ill effect upon 
their systems." ' 

In this opinion Dr. Barker concurs. Thus passes 
into history another of our favorite delusions. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 
EMPLOYERS ARE THE LOSERS. 



Here is a caption, copied verbatim from a local 
daily newspaper's account of how a trusted cashier, 
employed by one of the railroad companies, be- 
trayed his trust under the lure of the race-track rob- 
bers: 

PLAYS THE RACES 
WITH RAILROAD 

MONEY. 

JACK MURDOCK FAILS TO MAKE 
KILLING IN TIME TO REPLACE 
FUNDS IN THE CASH DRAWER. 

Of course the erring Murdock was merely another 
of the numberless victims of the false glamour of 
the race track. He was but one of a multitude of 
foolish men who, in their ignorance or heedlessness, 
think that they have at least "a run for their money" 
with the racing gamblers — or rather, swindlers, for 
there is no real gamble in the racing game. It is 
"heads I win. tails you lose." Deluded youths are 
drawn into the net of the sure-thing men partly in 
the hope of winning something for nothing, partly 
by the desire to be regarded as "dead-game sports," 
to be thought "real devilish." Some of them escape, 
and come to their senses before it is too late. The 
majority go down to ruin. 

Doubtless Murdock had no intention, when he be- 
gan playing the races, of defrauding his employers 
or anybody else out of a penny. Doubtless, had he 
made a "killing" he would have returned the money 
he took from the cash drawer. But the fever was 
on him and his honor fled with his common sense. 

It is such examples as this that make the race-track 
gambler an undesirable employee. Employers do 
not want men who will betray trusts, and recogniz- 
ing that playing the races is one of the most fruitful 
sources of such betrayals, they do not keep the men 
who go to the track or the pool-rooms. 

No sensible firm or individual will employ a man 
who plays the races. 



THE THIRD TERM BOGIE. 

The assertion of Jacob A. Riis that President 
Roosevelt is certain to seek the nomination for an- 
other term does not come as a surprise. Ever since 
Congress began to attack the President's general 
policy of conducting the home and foreign affairs of 
the nation the opinion has prevailed in high political 
circles that he would be likely to appeal to the coun- 
try for indorsement. Such an appeal could only be 
made by presenting himself as a candidate for the 
support of the people at the polls. No doubt Mr. 
Roosevelt could secure the nomination of his party 
if he tried for it, in spite of the opposition of the 
other leaders. Benjamin Harrison was opposed for 
a second nomination by nearly all the leaders who did 
not hold a public office by the grace of the President, 
but he swept them aside as the wind sweeps straws 
into the gutter, so great is the power and influence 
of the tens of thousands who are dependent upon the 
President for their continuance in office. If such a 
cold and repelling a nature as Harrison nursed could 
so control the selection of delegates, it is clear thai 
the warmth, the vigor and the forceful character of 
Roosevelt could win such a battle with far greater 
ease. 

The sentiment that no man should have three con- 
secutive terms as President rests upon a flimsy basis. 



February 3, 1906 

It is a sentiment without rhyme or reason or justifi- 
cation. The people are the last court of appeal, and 
lhe_\-, in their sovereign might, do not deal in senti- 
ment. If they want Roosevelt to serve another term 
it is their right and privilege so to commission him. 
In no sense nor in any way is the News Letter to be 
considered as advocating the nomination of Mr. 
Roosevelt for a third term, but it would brush away 
the fallacious theory that there is danger to the peo- 
ple's liberties in three consecutive terms of the presi- 
dency for one man. Such reasoning is a reflection 
upon the moral sense and intellectual strength of the 
people. Whom they want for their President they 
have the sovereign right to select and elect, and the 
history of the nation distinctly and conclusively 
proves that the people make no very grave mistakes 
in the long run in either electing or rejecting aspir- 
ants for political preferment. 

In most cases Senators are returned during their 
natural lives, and often members of the Lower House 
are returned until they grow old in the service of their 
constituency. Moreover, the President is powerless 
to commit the nation to any theory or policy without 
the co-operation of Congress, while, on the other 
hand, Congress may enact laws and adopt policies 
in spite of executive opposition. Perhaps it would 
not be wise or prudent for one man to serve twelve 
consecutive years in the White Hbuse, but that is a 
question for the sovereigns of the nation and not for 
dealers in political merchandise to settle. Opposition 
to a third term on sentiment is foolish and ill-advised : 
besides, no man could get the people's indorsement 
for a second term if he had forfeited their confidence, 
nor is there any logical reason why well done should 
not be continued in well doing. If President Roose- 
velt, or any other citizen, is chosen by the people 
to administer the public concerns of the nation, the 
people may be relied upon to rebuke and cast out 
their own chosen one from the high estate in which 
they had placed him if the occasion should require 
it. It is not the purpose of this article either to con- 
demn or to approve the "third term idea," but to de- 
fend the high character, the good sense and the ster- 
ling manhood of Americans against the insinuations 
that their hands could be tied and they could be de- 
prived of their liberties by any man, even were he 
to occupv the Presidential chair during a dozen terms. 
It is the good sense, the patriotism and the integrity 
of the sovereigns as a whole that safeguard the peo- 
ple's liberties, and not the policy or private opin- 
ions of any public official. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 






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Over at Berkeley is published a solemn 

magazine, the Occident — the "alumni official 01 

it calls itself. In an editorial printed in the current 
number one reads of "sparks of genius 1 :) emulat- 
ing." and notes, also, this sentence: "Wherefore, we 

judge our critic a member of that class of newspaper 
men who from delving in the muck and mire of pro- 
saic happenings has entirely lost his appreciation of 
true literature." It isn't fair to hit the English lan- 
guage such cruel jolts when it's down. The trier 
appeals to the student sense of fair play. 

The publication of a "climber's" autobio- 
graphical sketches — the author is said to be inti- 
mately associated with the gifted "society lady" wdio 
prepared that unpublished gem, "The Wickedness of 
Josephine" — reminds one of the Hunting letter, put 
"ii record in the Colton suit, in which the writei made 
his celebrated reference to a monkey on a pole. 

The steamship company that does not take 

the trouble — and few San Francisco agencies do — 
to register the addresses of outgoing passengers de- 
serves to suffer the annoyance, expense and possible 
fraud that always follow such untoward happenings 
as the Valencia disaster. Failure to do this simple, 
easy thing is an invitation to swindlers. 

A newspaper across the bay makes much of the 

San Francisco factories that have moved to Oakland. 
Yes, indeed ; Alameda County is fast becoming a 
center of manufacture — and its most productive and 
profitable factory is the one at Emeryville, which 
turns out more criminals than all our jails can ac- 
commodate. 

It is "low water large" in San Francisco poli- 
tics, most of those active in the practice of the sec- 
ond oldest profession in the world having gone to 
Sacramento to help swear boodler Frank French out 
of prison. French is a charter member and Past 
Noble Guard of the Ancient Order of Hornswogglers. 

If the names of the secret contributors to the 

New York periodical whose methods are under fire 
should be revealed, as, indeed, they are likely to be, 
there will occur some sudden changes of residence 
among the "climbers" and other parasites of the 
smart set. 

Cupid does not always go about armed with 

the traditional bow and arrow. The other day a city 
police captain married the sister of a youth who had 
stabbed him. From which it may be inferred that 
sometimes the naughty little cherub "packs a knife." 

The enterprising citizen who runs the most 

notorious dive in town is at the head of the "prize- 
fight trust," and does politics on the Maestretti plan, 
is nearly important enough to have his name in the 
San Francisco edition of "Who's who?" 

This week the Berkeley correspondent pulls 

down the News Letter's prize for picturesque lying 
with a detailed account of the good time a blind 
girl had in a crowded rink the first time she had 
skates on. 

It is California wine, according to Senator 

Perkins, that makes California women pretty. The 
Crier has known it to make some of them pretty full. 



— —A court martial has found that gallant Captain 
< urtis. 1 >. \ wag guilt] "i "conduct unbecoming 
an officer .111.1 a gentleman" when he drunk 

that Ik- crawled across the parade ground on his 
hands and knees ni the presence of his company. B) 
waj of punishment he was set back ten numbers. 
( urtis' ability to crawl was regarded as proof thai 
ho was not helplessl) and hopelesslj intoxicated. 

Municipal ownership of public utilities in San 

Francisco might work well enough if the cit) w 
hire a private corporation to manage them. Bui 
even then the taxpayers would ha\r to providi 
a deficit ever) year, unless the municipal Govern- 
ment was forbidden to go near the properties or have 
a voice in their conduct or a look at their cash. 

A caught swindler with a wife and children 

"at 'ome, y'know," denies that he has married a 



Scandinavian broom-lady whom he met in a hotel 
corridor. For all of him, he asserts, she is still a 
maid — a bridal chambermaid. 

When one of the organs of the prize-fight trust 

discovers that a former member of the combination 
is "conducting a gambling game in open violation of 
the law," it is not hard to guess whose corns have 
been trod on. 

Drivers of automobiles in San Francisco seem 

to forget that they are running a vehicle and not a 
projectile. They forget, too, that the Good Book 
says the earth and the fullness are the Lord's not the 
automobiles'. 

Editor Hearst differs from a notorious doctor 

who once afflicted politics in this respect : the notori- 
ous doctor produced abortions while Hearst pro- 
duces abominations and calls them newspapers. 

"Catch-as-catch-can," remarks the administra- 
tion employee, taking one hand out of the city's 
cash box long enough to put it to his nose and 
twiddle his fingers at the Grand Jury. 

James J. Hill says the nation is getting close 

to the breakers of a fearful business panic. When 
men let a torpid liver do their thinking they are 
pretty sure to see ghosts everywhere. 

It is to be hoped that Indiana will send humor- 
ist Ade to Congress. It would be worth while to get 
his personal impressions of a body which tolerated a 
Livernash and endured a Hearst. 

Duck lard, according to Spokane advices, is 

used in preparing salted almonds. This may explain 
why that particular confection has reminded some 
people vaguely of goose grease. 

— I — Our old friend, John Seymour, has learned 
with some bitterness of experience that a rich 
woman's word is sometimes as good as a bond — a 
"straw-bail" bond. 

Air castles are well enough to amuse the 

imagination, but in the stern realities of commercial- 
dom they are likely to encourage rascality to possess 
one. 

Abe Ruef's newspaper is disturbed because 

Lincoln Steffens' English is of the Marquis of 
Queensbury rather than the Lindley Murray brand. 

San Jose seems to have a good many ways to 

keep herself before the public, but several of them 
would look better out of than in cold type. 

If this rush of railways seeking to enter Cali- 
fornia is to keep up, we must ask them to form a line 
at the box office and kindly wait their turns. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. February 3, 1906 

ADVENTURE IM THE ILAT2M QUARTER 



BY J. M. SCANLAND 



Oil the southern brink of Telegraph Hill, overlook- 
ing the city, there stands a two-story frame rookery, 
weather-beaten and dilapidated, and seemingly not 
sure of its foundations ; it looks as if it were clinging 
to the hill for safety. The Quarter is one of the most 
interesting spots in San Francisco — romantic in its 
medley of nationalities and picturesque in its quaint 
rookeries and zig-zag streets. Some of the cottages 
are built partly into the rock, the fronts resting upon 
piling, which gives to them the appearance from be- 
low of being suspended in the air, and others beyond 
are reached only by narrow, zig-zag steps or goat 
paths. I spent an afternoon in exploring the laby- 
rinths of this quaint Quarter, and finally, in order 
to get more local color, as if it could be got by absorp- 
tion, I dined at a Mexican restaurant. Here was a 
bit of life. The tables were crowded, and all were 
talking; no one seemed to be listening. There are 
many who talk and few who listen. 

I was so much interested in studying life, in ab- 
sorbing local color and the hot dishes before me that 
I did not observe an approaching storm. In San 
Francisco a storm blows in from the ocean with re- 
markable quickness, and sweeps down Telegraph 
Hill as an avalanche. At first my attention was at- 
tracted by a dense cloud which overhung the Hill like 
a black canopy, from which large drops of rain fell ; 
and then it came down in sheets. The wind shook 
the building, and it seemed that it would soon be 
hurled down upon its neighbors below. The pale, 
red lights of the street lamps reddened the water 
now surging through the narrow streets in rivulets, 
and under the feeble gleam, muffled shadows were 
seen hurrying homeward. Soon all the guests had 
gone. They lived near. But as for me, I lived far 
away in the American quarter, and there were no 
street cars nor carriages in that section. I decided to 
remain, since there was no other chance. The pro- 
prietor directed me to a two-story frame rookery, 
across the street, saying: "Senor De Haro will ac- 
commodate you for the night !" 

I ran across the street and knocked loudly at the 
door. The knock brought back a hollow sound, also 
the landlord, who eyed me closely, exclaiming : 
"What is the matter, Senor? We are not dead that 
you should make such a great noise !" 

I explained matters, and noticed with some mis- 
givings that his features were very uninviting. There 
was an ugly scar across his left cheek, and his right 
eye had a cast or defect, and seemed to be watching 
the other. The Latins call it the "Evil Eye." We 
passed through a dark corridor, the walls of which 
were slimy with ooze, the odor was foul, and the rain 
beat through the broken windows. We slowly and 
cautiously went up a narrow, rickety stair-case, 
which led to an alcove, the dormer window opening 
out upon the roof. Placing the smoky lamp upon an 
old-fashioned mahogany table, the .landlord bowed 
himself out, hoping that my dreams would not be 
disturbed. As he cast his "evil eye" upon me, a pre- 
sentment of coming danger came over me. Strange 
surroundings, especially on a dismal night, usually 
make one gloomy, or even suspicious. 

There was no bolt to the door; the lock was of the 
old style, and the key could easily be turned by the 
modern burglar's tools. This was an additional 
cause for suspicion. I raised the sash of the window 



and looked down upon the street, hesitating whether 
1 should remain or leave the "robber's den." Inky 
clouds spread their threatening wings over the hill, 
the solitude of a desert reigned, and I could only 
discern through the darkness the outlines of the roofs 
opposite, partly whitened by the drenching rain, 
which rose from their blackened walls like sepul- 
chres. I closed the window, drew the curtain, and 
again surveyed the room — looking for a trap door. 
The carpet was well worn, and splotched with ink 
stains near the table. 1 sat down and again tried 
to decide upon a plan. 

"Perhaps this is only a Bohemian's den, after all," 
I said to myself, reassuringly, as I saw a MMS. 
book upon the table. The AIMS, was blurred, torn 
and yellow with age. The landlord and subsequent 
occupants evidently had not appreciated the sketch. 
I read the first sentence, and was at once interested, 
and continued to the end. It was a humorous story 
of the capture by the Americanos of the fort at the 
Presidio, and of the two Mexican soldiers who were 
on guard. It described with mock heroism how the 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



barged upon the four maty, unl 
cannons, spiked them, an. I reported the midnight 
rani as a battle. 

"W ho was this unappreciated genius?" 1 wondered. 
"No doubt a Mexican soldier of the .lavs 01 the 
American conquest. \\h> was ln> story not printed? 

It is much hotter than thousands that are. Perhaps 

he wrote for the amusement of a few friends — as the 
Latin Quarter had no press in those days. And the 

modest author: Who is he — what became "I' him? 
His name is nol Signed, ami his work i> tossed about 
like rubbish !" 

While thus reflecting, I turned my eyes from the 
MlMS. and saw upon the wall a picture which 1 ha. I 
not before noticed. It seemed to be looking down 
upon me with a peculiar earnestness. 1 raised the 
lamp so as to get a better view. It was the full- 
length portrait of a Mexican hidalgo in the dress of 
a century ago. The swarthy face wore a cold, cruel 
and cynical look. It reflected the shades of passion 
and of tenderness, which both repelled and attracted. 
At times the face seemed to change in appearance, 
or present something hitherto unobserved, as the 
view of a landscape changes according to the posi- 
tion of the observer. The eyes were large and shaded 
with heavy black brows, which almost met, giving to 
the forehead a very strange appearance. The face 
seemed to be that of one of those peculiar personages 
whose mysterious gift of mind cannot be defined or 
analyzed. It was that of a genius — or a demon. One 
of the eyes seemed to be larger than the other, and 
was turned in an oblique direction. I could scarcely 
take my eye from the picture, and my curiosity grew 
into fear. I arose, walked across the room, and that 
eye followed me. I sat down, and looked up. The 
eye seemed to disappear, and again appear. I arose 
to assure myself that I was awake, and even then 
was not sure that I was not laboring under an optical 
delusion. 

"Hbw foolish !" I said to myself, and looked again 
at the picture. The eye disappeared for a second and 
again appeared. 

"This is the haunted house of the Latin Quarter!" 
I said to myself, as if trying to explain what I could 
not understand. "But why does the eye of that 
portrait move? This explains why the landlord 
hoped that my dreams would not be disturbed ! So 
this is the haunted room ! But what is the mystery 
of the ghost?" 

I again thought of the landlord's peculiar look as 
he bade me good-night. He, of course, knew that 
the house was haunted, and perhaps the antics of 
the ghost are confined to this room? That is why 
he seemed to act so queerly. "No !" said I to my- 
self, "I have never seen a ghost — consequently there 
are none, and I shall not be afraid !" Though I tried 
to persuade myself, I was not entirely convinced that 
there were none, for the eye again moved. 

Bounding from my chair with a sudden resolve to 
be brave, I advanced a few steps and looked straight 
at the picture. I saw the eye move. There was now no 
doubt about it. The wind shook the wall, and the 
picture seemed as if about to fall. I raised the lamp 
and had a still better view. I replaced it upon the 
table, and while studying over the strange affair, 
heard a noise. 

"That is not the wind 1" I said to myself. "I now 
understand the situation. The landlord is a robber. 
That portrait conceals a secret entrance to this gar- 
ret, in which he places those whom, he wishes to 
plunder. He was behind that picture. It was his 
'evil eye' that I saw peering through the right eye of 



the portrait. It 1- wis plain now. He will enter and 

rob me as soon as 1 .1111 asleep — and murder me il I 

iat" 

Thug reasoning, 1 resolved to settle him before 
hand. 1 replaced the lamp, drew my revolver, and 
breathlessl) waited like one who hesital 
taking an important step, yet feels thai lu- is 
polled to do ,s,.. .\l\ finger was on th e trigger, 
mj eyes were riveted upon the eye hole in tin- canvas 
through which the robber peered. I saw a slight 
movement of the canvas ami quickly raised the re- 
volver. The eye appeared, and 1 instantly fired 
my astonishment there was no noise in the next 
room. The dead robber had not fallen as 1 expected. 
I closely examined the canvas. There were powder 
stains showing that the shot had hit the mark. 

1 now decided to leave, and with my revolver in 
my hand, opened the door. 

"Senor Americano! Have you killed yourself? 
What are you doing? You are scaring everybody. 
and what is worse, the policeman may come and 
take us all to jail!" exclaimed the landlord. 

"I shot at a robber! You thought that I would be 
trapped!" 

"Robber! What say you, Senor? There are no 
robbers here! Are you dreaming?" 

"Behind that portrait in the next room. It was a 
clever scheme, but now I have exposed this den of 
robbers." 

"This is not a den of thieves, Senor! Nor is there 
a room there ! It may be that you are — dreaming," 
replied the landlord, placing his finger to his fore- 
head significantly. 

"I am not, deceived. There is a room adjoining 
this, or how could that robber look through the eye 
of the picture? 1 saw the man's eye. I saw it move 
— several times !" 

"No, Senor Americano," replied the Mexican sor- 
rowfully. "I see it all. You have made a grand 
mistake. And you have ruined the picture of my 
grandfather, who was a very great man in Mexico." 

"But I made no mistake about the robber, I hope. 
I think you will find his corpse in that room !" 

"Impossible, Senor. You did not see a robber. 
The canvas is torn. It has been eaten away by the 
rats, and the noise you heard was not a robber. The 
torn eye moves that way when the wind blows. It 
was not a robber's eye that you saw, Senor ! Did 
you have very much wine for dinner, Senor?" 



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OUR TEH COMMABJDMENTO 



It is probably the highest degree of civilization to 
care everything for the thing said, nothing for the 
speaker. In the times when we didn't go to the 
manicure, dressed to please the maidens and not our 
wives, and had no Bernard Shaw to tell us our neigh- 
bors' secrets, it mattered a whole lot Who Said It. 
Eve told Adam that he must work hard and make 
more money. Adam wasn't a bit impressed. But the 
Lord said so, and Adam ran along and worked. Moses 
laid down the Ten Commandments, and the children 
of Israel said they failed to see any use in them. 
Again the authority was quoted, and we're still go- 
ing by the same old rules. 

But nowadays it's more what is said than who says 
it — that is, among the emancipated. And the rest 
still look to see if the moralist carries a club. 

The inevitable consequence is that we have two 
standards of conduct. There are two classes. The 
first, the civilized, looks after the thing said and 
tries to keep out of the divorce court. The second 
is hugely concerned about the sayer and avoids the 
police court. 

But the civilized, owing to race-suicide, proprie- 
tary medicines and good form, are not prolific. The 
cult of the abstract word is small. For precisely op- 
posite reasons the other class is steadily increasing. 
The result is that the four police judges of San Fran- 
cisco are- the Ten Commandments of this city. 

You might preach sobriety for a century on 
Tehama street and the steam beer would, still get in 
its work. You might teach Natoma street the seven 
cardinal virtues, in the abstract, at awful expense, 
and Natoma street would look on unconcernedly and 
go its way. But comes Judge A : "Beating your wife, 
you brute? Six months on the rock-pile, and don't 
let me see you in this court again on such a charge.'' 
And the brute goes to the rock-pile, and decides that 
he mustn't beat his wife, not even if she's enceinte. 

Judge B. passes over the case of Tat. who goi 
drunk and tried to lick a policeman. Instant result : 
"There ain't no law against batterin' a cop." 

Judge C. tells burly Max that he mustn't keep on 
rolling drunken men, and the fiat goes forth that it's 
all right to be caught once, but not twice. 

Yes, there's the real law by which we live. Culture 
and civilization say things, and they really don't 
count. Dr. Parkhurst says no gentleman swears. 

What? You , you mean to say I'm no 

gent? And the beautiful abstract has to be rescued 
by a policeman, and a police judge make the final de- 
cision as to whether a gentleman does swear or not. 
And the people who live in fine houses and wear 
fine clothes, and occasionally think fine thoughts 
are coming down to the police court level. For there 
is authority and power. You mustn't break the 
seventh commandment, of course, for it's wicked. 
And the poor commandment gets it in the solar 
plexus every time it bobs up. But overstep the police 
judge's commandment, and the commandments got 
the best of it every time. 

We can rage at it as much as we like. George 
Bernard Shaw sent "Mrs. Warren's Profession" over 
to New York, and the society of that city had a 
brand new sensation. Shaw was It. But a police 
commissioner who recognized in Mrs. Warren a 
type under the ban, stopped the play, and Mr. Shaw- 
is still talking. But the police don't care. "Who's 



Shaw, anyway? The commissioner says stop it," is 
the view of the powers. 

So our troubles will soon be over. We've bothered 
our heads for centuries over right and wrong. Nov 
we don't have to. If we do wrong we'll be in the 
police court, sure. If the copper don't care, who's got 
any right to butt in ? Of course, it makes a rather 
mixed code, when one considers it. You mustn't 
spit on the sidewalk, but you can bust a bank. You 
mustn't try to get a drink in a saloon without paying, 
but there's no law to prevent your starving your 
wife. You mustn't steal old bottles, but a woman's 
honor is not taboo. You mustn't throw mud at your 
neighbor's washing on the line, but you can hang 
her reputation out and dirty it to your heart's con- 
tent. 

And, thank God, if we don't like our Ten Com- 
mandments now, we get a chance at 'em at the polls. 

ARTISTS GETTING BUSY. 

Even those artists who believe in taking life in .1 
leisurely style are getting busy just now, in view of 
the announcement just made that, in view of the 
approaching sixtieth anniversary of the raising of 
the American flag in San Francisco on July 9th, Mr. 
James D. Phelan offers to artists resident in the 
State of California a prize of $600 for the best oil 
painting portraying this event, the picture to be- 
come the property of the San Francisco Art Associa- 
tion ; additional prizes of $100 and $50 will be given 
respectively for the two pictures ranking next in 
merit, these pictures to remain in the possession of 
the artists. The awards will be made by a jury com- 
posed of five members, two to be appointed by the 
Board of Directors of the Art Association, two by 
the competitors and a fifth selected by these four. 

The jury will base its decision on the artistic excel- 
lence of the work and its satisfactoriness in depicting 
the epoch-making episode in question, together with 
accuracy of historic detail, it being understood that 
if the competition does not produce a picture of suffi- 
cient merit the jury has the right to withhold the 
award. While no restriction is placed on the size of 
the canvas, it is suggested that it should not be less 
than about 44 inches by 56 inches. All paintings 
must be suitably framed. 



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for publication in the San Francisco News Letter. 



An Uncanny Land 

BY ARTHUR H. DUTTON 

A land as feverish to the imagi- 
nation as i" the bod) is Panama. 
Ii i> a land making a fitting en 
vironment to the deeds of o mspii 
acy, piracy, loot, crueltj and 
blood that have principally made 
it- histor) for centuries. 

This u; 1< >< .1 11 \ . God-forsaken 
isthmus is a nightmare region. 
< me descriptive writer has truh 
said of it that ii is a land where 
the flowers have no odor, the birds 
no song; where the men are with- 
out honor and the women without 
virtue. He is not far wrung. The 
birds, brilliant as is their plumage, 
have no musical notes. The dense 
forests teem with bright-hued par- 
rots, parroquets and oilier birds, 
which squeak and scream but do 
not sing. Hideous, chattering 
monkeys throng the trees. The 
waters along the coast arc teeming 
with snakes — I have seen a hun- 
dred in a single ship's length 
while cruising along the shore, 
near the Contreras Islands, Coibo 
Island and Montijo Bay ; passing, 
indeed, for miles through waters 
brassy in color, slimy with water- 
snakes, and filled with repulsive, 
mud-colored tiger sharks. There 
are beautiful orchids to be found in 
the swamps and jungles, fair to 
look upon, but they have no odor. 
The oranges have green skins, in- 
stead of golden, the plaintains musi 
be fried to make them fit to eat, 
the reptiles and insects are often 
venomous, and myriads of para- 
sites are ever ready to invade the 
human body and bring disease and 
death. 

In the atmosphere itself is some- 
thing suggestive of the days of the 
old pirates and their fiendish 
cruelties and orgies. There is no 
life in the air ; it is depressing, 
damp, miasmatic and intensely 
hot. For a great part of the year 
thunder showers succeed each 
other all day long and half the 
night, with sheet lightning all 
around the horizon after dark. 
There is practically no twilight, 
day passing almost instantly into 
night. 

It is no wonder that this un- 
canny land has made its residents 
degenerate into plotters, revolu- 
tionists, murderers and thieves. 
Its aspect is one of darkness, 
treachery and curse. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



February 3, 1906 




The Mining Share Market. 

There is no change in the condition of the Corn- 
stock share market. It is lifeless for the moment, 
and deserted by many of the men who are the most 
interested in its future welfare. Had all of these 
people stuck to their guns and made the market for 
this line of shares attractive for speculators there is 
no doubt that it would have held its own with the 
public, now all taken up with the activity in outside 
shares. In the meantime, work is proceeding along 
the lode the same as usual, a few of the old guard 
who remain true to their trust going ahead with the 
pre-arranged plans of improvement now well on to 
a conclusion, after a period of years taken up in 
the proces's of evolution. Nothing will stop the 
efforts now being made to attack the deep levels in 
the north and middle mines. It may take a little 
longer to get there, but the end will be attained 
eventually. The installation of the new pumping 
gear is now nearing completion, and judging from 
the results now reported, it can safely be said that 
the water problem has been solved. The utility of 
the Sutro tunnel has been enhanced by the introduc- 
tion of the new system of wooden pipes, something 
which might have been introduced years ago for the 
preservation of the tunnel had the same care and 
attention been given to business as there is now. At 
the Ward shaft the pumps are now doing good work, 
holding the water at the 2330 level with little effort. 
The cooling of the air in the tunnel by shutting off 
steam and confining the heated water will facili- 
tate work on that level in Norcross and Savage, 
both of which will be heard from when they get 
squarely down to work. Ophir is still piling Up 
money in the treasury, and at latest report the cash 
on hand from ore sales aggregated $81,000. 
* * * 

The general demand for the new Nevada shares has 
slowed down considerable lately. The better class 
of stocks are well maintained, but the smaller and 
practically untried properties find slow sale at a 
lower range of prices. However, this is likely to 
■prove a temporary decline. So long as the rage 
is on, stability is not to be expected on any scale of 
values. In many well posted quarters the quiet tone 
in the market is attributed to the prospects now open- 
ing up at the new bonanza camps at Manhattan and 
Clifford, both of which, many believe, will cast Gold- 
field and Bullfrog in the shade. It may be. Who can 
tell? The way things are now going on in this par- 
ticular section of Nevada, it is impossible to divine 
what the next moment may bring forth. The air is 
full of surprises, and one strike of ore fabulously rich, 
according to report, is followed by another elsewhere, 
the assays from which run even higher. Tt is not, 
however, safe at all times to credit statements of the 
kind bordering on the wild. There never was a camp 
of any moment yet discovered in which pockets have 
not been encountered of ore where the assays re- 
lumed have proved phenomenal. They do not last, 
however, unfortunately, and while the expert finds 
them pleasant to encounter, a good-sized ledge of 
fair grade ore is of more importance, in his opinion. 
The tenderfoot and the schemer angling for gudgeons 



alone enthuse over discoveries of the kind, the one 
through ignorance and the other for the opportunity 
they offer as burnish for the gilded hook. During 
the week the Seyler-Humphrey (Manhattan) stock 
was listed on the board, the opening sales being at 
30 cents bid and 35 cents asked. This makes the 
fourth company in this camp to list its shares on the 
local exchange, though it is difficult to understand 
why they should be so desirous to sell their shares 
with gold galore lying all over the surface at the 
grass roots, ready to pick up, if stories from the 
camp are to be credited. 

* * * 

Another Smelter Promised. 

The big Eastern smelter company promises, it i.^ 
said, another large reduction plant for San Francisco, 
and its representatives are now on the ground. No 
' definite statement has yet been made of the inten- 
tions of the Guggenheims in the matter, further than 
some indications which furnish the suggestion, all 
that is necessary to supply the outline of a story. It 
may be so, but it seems strange that, after absorbing 
so many smelters on the Coast already it should be 
found necessary to erect another here, when they 
have a fine plant which would bear enlargement. 
Still, the company knows its own business, and it is 
certain, if they decide to put up works here, it will 
not be long until they are in full blast. There will 
doubtless be work enough for them. It will serve, 
also, to put more money in circulation here, which, 
is a pleasant subject for contemplation. 

* * * 

War Over Water. 

War is on again in Oakland over water rights. The 
Contra Costa Water Company has taken up arms 
once more, the Real Estate Syndicate, which has or- 
ganized a new corporation known as the Syndicate 
Water Company, with a capital of $5,000,000 on 
this occasion being its antagonist. The battle is over 
possession of the available supply of San Pablo Creek. 
which, with its tributary j Hear Creek, form the only 
available supply of anj volume within reach of 1 ink- 
land. The Contra Costa owns seven-ninths of a 
property which it claims is the only available site 
for a reservoir on San Pablo Creek, while the S3 1 ' 
cate people own the other two-ninths, and in addi- 
tion to this it has recently purchased 1,000 acres on 



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dam "n their land, and l>oth the rival cor- 
porations are prepared to resist b) force anj to 
invasion of rights they claim in the premises. What 
the Conn people want now is to condemn 

the two-ninths of the property covered by the Syndi- 
- claim of title, and this is the basis of the suits 
filed during the week, the issue of which is now 
pending in the court- across the bay. » Oakland, like 
San Francisco, is growing rapidly, and the water sup 
ply for the future requirements of an immense popu- 
lation is a problem which cannot any longer be 
looked. For some years past the Syndicate people 
have been running a small system of their own in 
the Piedmont District, with Sansal Creek as a base 
>ply. It is from this they desire to branch out 
and cover the entire city of Oakland. 
'* * » 

Southern Site Favored. 

The directors of the California Petroleum Re- 
fineries. Limited, have changed their mind, and the 
plan to construct a plant on the bay of San Francisco 
has been discarded, after deliberation which has, it 
is said, consumed the better part of six months. They 
now favor a site on San Luis Bay, near Port Harford, 
which is within sonic forty odd miles of Las Alamos, 
in Santa Barbara County, where the oil fields are 
located, in which the company is interested. The 
new plant will have a capacity of 5,000 barrels a day, 
which seems light compared with the amount of oil 
the contract calls for from the company at Los Ala- 
mos, which is said to be 15,000 barrels per day. 
Among the capitalists interested in this concern is 
Henry J. Crocker, of this city. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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"Push Statehood," said the White House, and 

Congress obeyed orders. That big stick nearly al- 
ways has things come its way. 



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Grafting Fanatics. 

1 had my first glimpse of the I luly Rollers trie other 
night, li was on (.rant Avenue, that Forum where 
quacks and cranks speak nightly to a gullible multi- 
tude. The star attraction of the Rollers was a little 
old woman, perhaps sevent) years old, whose stun 1 
consisted in working herself into a wild religious 
frenzy, during which she screamed maniacally, and 
in hysterical phrases implored her listeners to come 
forward and be saved. And the listeners crowded 
around her hooted, jeered and found amusement in 
one of the most disgusting spectacles 1 ever wit- 
nessed. A policeman came along; and put a stop to 
the exhibition, hut not without a protest from the 
two men who had the woman in charge. These two 
were big, powerful fellows, perfectly capable of 
working. But it was evident that they were making 
their living bv leading around this little old woman, 
who sin mid be knitting socks, and encouraging her 
to degrade herself for the amusement of the mob. 
There is profit in it for them, for always in such 
crowds as gather nightly on Grant Avenue are to be 
found a sympathetic few who will heed any appeal 
for money made in the overworked land in this case 
blasphemed I name of religion. 

* * * 

Making More Trouble. 

1 he Bulletin has started another campaign against 
the comfort of the people. Hags of gold have beep 
hidden in south of Market street bouse-, and who- 
ever goes to the right house, following directions 
contained in a key to be found in the paper's advertis- 
ing columns, will receive the money. Hoodlums 
will find in this a good excuse l< > annoy decent peo- 
ple, and burglars can frame up as a defense for their 
law-breaking acts the claim that they were hunting 
for the bags of gold. Similar contests became such 
a nuisance in London that they were suppressed. The 
same results would follow here were the Bulletin's 
circulation large enough to give any publicity to the 
contest 

* * * 

To Relieve the Strain. 

1 hope that I will he taken seriousfj when I sug- 
gest that telegraph companies should' enclose their 
telegrams in envelopes that indicate, b) their color, 
the character of the news contained in the messages 
I do not think any one will dispute me when I sav 
that one receiving an expected telegram the naturi 
of which is uncertain undergoes far more agonv iii 
tearing open the envelope and in unfolding the tele- 
gram than in reading it if the news happens to be 
bad. It would not be half so much of a jar on the 
sensibilities to reci ive 'm envelope, sav blue in color 
— indication that the news therein was bad. A pink- 
one might be used for g 1 news, a yellow one For 

ordinary messages, or crimson For — hot one-. 

* * * 

Merely Wanted to See it. 

The Clay street car was thumping down the hill. 
The pretty girl on the dumrm bei k< I ed to the con- 
ductor. "Please tell me," she said, "when we get to 
Dupont street." 



February 3, 1906 

She was so pretty that he touched his cap and said. 
"Yes, mum." 

The bell rang the stop signal as Dupont street ap- 
proached, and the car came to a halt at the corner. 
"Dupont street," announced the motorman. The 
girl looked around her with great interest, but she 
made no move to get off. The name of the street was 
announced again by the motorman; then the con- 
ductor came from the rear end of the car, and touch 
ing his cap again, said: "This is Dupont street, mum. 
\\ anted to get off here, didn't you? ' 

"< 'li. no," she exclaimed, "1 just wanted to know 
when we came to it so that I could take a look at 
Chinatown. I'm a stranger here, you know." 

It was only her good looks that saved her from 
the wrath of the conductor. 

* * * 
Will Fischer's Promotion. 

An important event in the local newspaper world 
was the appointment this week of Will II. Fischer 
as second in command of the Daily News. Will 
Fischer is a veteran newspaper man of this city, hav- 
ing served for years on several of the local papers in 
important positions.. H'e has long been a political 
writer, and has served as correspondent for various 
papers at the State and national conventions. As 
city editor of the X'ews he will doubtless have an 
opportunity to display to better advantage than ever 
the abilities his associates all know he possesses. 

* * * 

A Queer Representative of this State. 

Xews has come from Washington that the Presi- 
dent has found another distinguished citizen of New 
York who once lived in this State. Mr. James II. 
Scott, a law professor of Cornell University, has 

just been appointed successor to Judge I'enfield of 
1 ill i' 1. as Attorney for the Stale Department. There 
is no special reason why Mr. Scott should not re- 
ceive that or any other high office the President 
deems him fit for, providing he be not charged to 
California. Scott was for a short time a lawyer in 
I os Angeles, one of the many attracted to the ( nasi 
by its fame and climate. He never achieved any 
particular place at the bar, and was essentially a 
teacher rather than practitioner of law. lie was 
interested in the establishment of a law school which 



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g ni no ; than 

ntil tlu- Philippine war broil 
and Scotl enl 

fornia Regiment. He fought bravel) with < 
Berry on the Geld of Camp Mcrritt, was mustered 
out with thai regiment, drifted East and returned 
in the lecture platform. He ^jinol little more than 
a residence in the State, and the capacity he showed 
for the position must have been discovered in New 
Y<>rk. Transcendental genius seems a specialty with 
the President, and he ought not to be hampered in 
hi- search for it bj the ghost of anj saintly mi 
of State's right, but California is weary of being the 
dumping ground for Eastern pets. The halo of citi- 
zenship in our Golden State is too sacre*d to be pil- 
fered by every lucky office-seeker who impn 
himself on the eye of the President. 
* * * 

From Police Court to Legation. 

California has another lucky political brake-beam 

tourist, who lias drawn ten thousand a year for some 
years in the diplomatic service and is now in transit 
to a better place. He is Judge Irving I'.. Dudley, who 
used to give drunks and vags "ten days" in the police 
courts of San DSegO. He was a pet of the lamented 
Mark Hanna. who was President in McKinley's 
time. He was tired of work in a clerkship in one 
of the Departments in Washington, drifted West on 
the tide of '88, was elected Police Judge — after dis- 
ring that a lawyer at the San Diego bar had to 
know some law to win in those days. He ran for 
District Attorney, was defeated, but captured the 
endorsement of the State Central Committee and 
Congressional delegation for Minister to Chili. They 
said he was "close" to Hanna and Bill Dudley — of 
"blocks of five" infamy. The President didn't know 
California was on the map then — except for Brother 
Ben, Joe Spear and Nephew Morse, so the judge won 
the job, married the dining room girl at his hotel 
who spoke the Spanish language and has drawn 
his salary ever since. Dudley has a fine shape, is a 
good Elk, and through the binoculars of indifference 
the average citizen throws on those long-distance 
office-holders, he has made no bad breaks. Of course, 
Secretary Root wasn't talking of him when he criti- 
cised the diplomatic service for its political incompe- 
tents, but he didn't except him, and now his lucky 
star will probably lead him into the fold of "trained 
diplomatists," where he will stay until the Choate 
ideal of culture filters into the service, when Dudley 
will go. 

* * * 

Our Faulty Prison System. 

The Governor of Mississippi admits he recently 
thrashed a convict who addressed him in an impu- 
dent manner. Mlore power to the Governor's arm ! 
How strange it would appear to those who may 
know how our State prisons are conducted were our 
Governor, or any of our State officials, to thrash a 
convict for insolence! Of course, there have been 
times when all prisoners were punished with or with- 
out provocation. But I refer particularly to the lack 
of punishment for insolence. The familiarity with 
which some convicts greet some officers is more than 
surprising. I have seen a convict in the jute mill — 
a lifer for murder — greet a Governor of this State 
like an old-time pal. On one occasion, when a Sen- 
ate "investigating committee" was on a junket to 
San Quentin I saw a convict slap a Senator on the 
back,~and ask for a "temporary loan." On that same 
trip a prisoner from this city whistled to a San Fran- 



and the latti 1 id to 

■ his lorn . and 

bm the) w ere "pals" fi 
that. Vet none of these incidents caused comment 

ng tin- visitors, nor among tin prison offi' 
rhej laughed at the convicts and the convicts 
laughed with them. To a looker on. however, these 
things showed the absurdity of our attempts at main 
taining a penitentiary, So long as the congn 
system continues, Folsom and San Quentin will be 
ding places lor crimes and criminals. The 

rate system is the onlj one that hold- terror Fi 
criminal. Its installation at San Quentin would d 1 
more than a thousand- sermons to reduce our stock 

of felons. 

» * * 

Wheeler and Howison. 

President Benjamin tde Wheeler is a clever poli- 
tician. As soon as he realized that the majority of 
people-had adopted a "show me" altitude in regard 
to hi- acceptance of the University of Chicago presi- 
dency, he disarmed their doubt by facetiously an- 
nouncing that on no account would he accept the 
offer — for the good and sufficient reason that he was 
not asked to come to Chicago! (If course, the peo- 
ple who are not Wheeler adherents had believed this 
all along, but they thought he was fostering a boon, 
by giving out the news that he had been called to 
Chicago. The President's timely denial has relieved 
him of the responsibility of the boom, and most peo- 
ple now believe that his well meaning friends, not the 
Prexie himself, sent the Chicago sky-rocket up into 
the air. 

Now that the college public is assured that Presi- 
dent Wheeler still thinks "it is good to be here," 




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what they would like to know is, does the President 
still think it is good for Professor Howison to be 
here. Professor Howison occupies a distinguished 
place in the academic world. The venerable old phil- 
osopher has a reputation that is not bounded by the 
United States. But he also has an independent spirit 
that has brooked neither interference nor suggestion 
from President Wheeler. In the older days of the 
university, Professor Howison was the power behind 
the Kellogg throne, but with President Wheeler's 
advent his influence waned. There is no concealing 
the fact that the President and the philosopher do 
not agree. 

The position of Professor Howison is unique in 
the Berkeley faculty. He is a Mills professor, his 
salary being paid out of the Mills endowment, not the 
State funds. As he has passed the age limit of sev- 
enty years, it is necessary for President Wheeler to 
accept his re-appointment to the chair of philosophy. 
The regents some time ago prepared these papers for 
the President's signature, but as yet Mr. Wheeler 
has not affixed his seal. 

The general feeling is that much as President 
Wheeler would like to drop Professor Howison, he 
will not dare to court adverse criticism by erasing 
from the faculty list a name that to the credit of 
California has been blazoned on the roll of distin- 
guished scholars. In spite of the fact that he has 
passed the age limit, it is universally "believed that 
Professor Howison should not be asked to sever his 
connection with the university on which he has re- 
flected so much distinction. 

* * * 

Abolishing the Bible. 

Justice John M. Tierney, of the Bronx municipal 
court, has abolished the use of the bible in his court. 
He no longer believes in administering oaths to wit- 
nesses. From his experience he has reached the 
conclusion that taking an oath to tell the truth is 
only a hollow mockery. Justice Tierney must have 
been reading accounts of the Collins case. 

* * * 

Wicked Alameda. 

The Rev. Macfarlane, of Alameda, says that "in 
San Francisco live hundreds and thousands of cou- 
ples who are not married and who do not pretend to 
be." Now, I wonder how he knows. I often have 
wondered how these sensational ministers keep tab 
on those who are engaged in unholy alliances. .Mr. 
Macfarlane also said: "And remember that all of this 
immorality is not in San Francisco, or in Oakland, 
or in Berkeley. Recent developments have shown 
us that immoralities come closer home." Alameda, 
you are not above suspicion. So says Dr. Macfarlane. 
He should know. He lives in Alameda. If I mis- 
take not, it was from Alameda that a Sunday School 
teacher recently eloped with a little girl, leaving be- 
hind him a wife and a bunch of children. Oh, Ala- 
meda, we blush for you. 

* * * 

An Advertising Scheme. 

I certainly admire the Los Angeles boomers. Now 
they are trying to get Grover Cleveland to settle 
south of Tehachapi. The scheme is to exhibit Grover 
and to advertise Los Angeles as the home of the only 
living ex-President. His presence, it is argued, 
would attract tourists from far and wide. As a stand- 
ard exhibit, he should be made to pay. The An- 
gelenos should be congratulated on finding an answer 
to that vexatious question: "What shall we do with 
our ex-Presidents?" 



NEWS LETTER. February 3, 1906 

Sausalito's Little Bluff. 

The funny little town of Sausalito, over near Bel- 
vedere, has again awakened for a moment from its 
slumbers. The board of trustees has announced that 
by May Day all the ancient arks which have been 
anchored at the foot of Napa street for years must 
swing their hulks into other waters. Sausalito, ever) 
now and again, opens its eyes, talks aloud, and makes 
believe it is alive. But it is only a pretense and a 
sham. It is an odds-on bet that the arks will n ot 
only be in their ancient place on May Day, but thai 
their numbers will be increased. The resolutions of 
the Sausalito trustees are made of that material war- 
ranted fire-proof, with which it is said a certain place 
is paved. But Sausalito should not be taken seri- 
ously. Its proper place is in opera bouft'e. 

* * * 

Berkeley's New Social Leader. 

Berkeley has at last acquired a social leader in the 
charming person of Mrs. Farrington, wife of the head 
of the department of education. Mrs. Wheeler has 
little social genius, and since the departure of Mrs. 
Hearst there has been no one on whom the mantlt 
of leadership could fall. When it was learned that 
Professor Farrington had met and married his wife 
in Paris, where she was studying music, the college 
town prepared to give welcome to a song bird, but 
they did not expect a personality like Mrs. Farring- 
ton's. She straightway built a beautiful home on the 
hill overlooking Mrs. Hearst's college residence. The 
house has a music room with a piano well, which is 
several feet below the elevation of the rest of the floor, 
thus giving the music full opportunity to rise. As 
soon as the house was completed, Mrs. Farrington 
set about entertaining the faculty and college stu- 
dents in a manner that made them sit up and take- 
astonished notice that something was at last "doing" 
in the somnolent faculty world. By interesting her- 
self in the girls' societies and enrolling at the univer- 
sity, Mrs. Farrington has been able to meet the col- 
lege girls on their own ground, and she has used 
every effort to become a "faculty mother" to them. 
Somehow the professors' wives at Berkeley have 
never affiliated with the students as much as is the 
custom in the East, but now that Mrs. Farrington. 
with her large-hearted hospitality, musical ability. 
Parisian gowns and all sorts of other delightful acces- 
sories, has set a pace for the other faculty ladies, it 
may be that thev will wake up and take notice. 

* * » 

May Alter Wedding Customs. 

1 hear that Mrs. Eleanor Martin is considering 1 
thing trip East to attend Alice Roosevelt's wedding'. 
which is scheduled to take place on February 17th. 
Even if Mrs. Martin does not represent us at the 
wedding, we shall have Mrs. Metcalf there to do 



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beautiful <Jxl2 Wilton Kuks. 

The price is only $36.00 altho everyone declares they 
are infinitely better than those sold for $46.00 elsewhere. 

Come and see them. 




THE RUG HOUSE 
261 Geary St.. on the Square. 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 
She prefers il 



February 3, 1906 

1 aliform. 1. 
shall be an offiri.il affair, with even member 1 
diplomatic corps, • and all the rest of the 

"ffii-i.il ■ present. 

has host-, of friends who must be bidden, so it will 

probably be the most brilliant wedding ol mart) a 

u!e. 
In these days, when most brides cannot go to the 
altar without a regiment of bridesmaids, it will he 
a refreshi Mi^- k inattended. 

sibly her initiative "ill set an example against 
over-elaboration of tin- wedding party. A couple 
of matrons of honor, at least one maid of honor, and 
half a dozen or in. -re bridesmaids has become the 
conventional thing in San Francisco. As verj lew- 
brides can afford to provide the gowns for such a 
large number of attendants, the girls are put to great 
expense. Moreover, they cannot afford to discard 
their bridesmaids' gowns, and as a result one always 
sees half a dozen duplicate gowns at society gather- 
ings. At one of the recent subscription dances there 
were four girls dressed exactly alike in pink chiffon, 
left overs from a wedding ceremony. Of course each 
girl had banked on luck to be the only one to wear 
her gown that night. At the same gathering there 
were two girls in twin gowns of pale blue wedding 
finery. If variety is to be the spice of Vanity Fair, 
an embargo must be put on bridesmaids' gowns doing 
too much unofficial duty. 

* * * 

A Manicure in the Skating Club. 

Mrs. Fred McNear, who led the grand march at the 
last meeting of the skating club, is one of the few- 
smart matrons who dresses the part. She has had 
some chic little 'costumes made for roller wear, and 
she always makes a dashing appearance. Most of 
the fashionable skaters wear out their old clothes at 
the rink, and one sees some "dusties" that should long 
ago have been handed down to the maids. 

There was great consternation among the sticklers 
for exclusiveness when a fetching little manicure 
was noted among those skating with the elite at the 
last meeting. "How did she ever get in?" queried 
those who hate to rub elbows with the plebeian. An 
assorted bunch of snobs even went so far as to ask 
Mrs. Downey Harvey to request the little manicure 
to leave. Mrs. Harvey refused to humiliate the girl, 
but she did take pains to inquire how the girl got into 
the club. It was learned that one of the manicure's 
customers, who is a "swell," had presented her with 
his tickets, and she had asked her "best young man" 
to escort her to the meeting. As they skated un- 
usually well, envious eyes soon discovered them, 
and when some of the girls realized that the gazelle- 
like skater was the manicure who polishes their nails 
for twenty-five cents per polish, they felt that exclu- 
siveness had been outraged. The other day some 
one asked the manicure whether she would use the 
tickets for the rest of the meeting, and she replied : 
"Business is business, so I guess I'd better not. Some 
of my customers might leave me if I am seen in such 
company 1" Which implies that a sense of humor and 
a nail file can sometimes scrape along together. 
* * * 

A Piquante Scandal Exploded. 

The following story, which concerns a well-known 
belle of the ultra smart set, is being muchly enjoyed 
at her expense. The said tall, willowy, graceful girl, 
noted for her wonderful ability to answer in French 
or German on the spur of the moment, is extremely 
conventional, and has a horror of cheap notoriety. 



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linners, luncheons and card 

parties shall not reach print. With her family sin 
itely taken quarters in a most fashionable h 
I In- charming girl w ed, man) tun. 

and eveni nil) down tin 

stairs, glance cautiousl) tir-t to right, then to 

in each direction, then suddenl) dart around the 
corner, with her weather eye kceiih on the alert, 
.is if looking lor some one in particular, and then 

enter a corner grocery, where she would spend some 
time in a back room. An intimate friend, hearing 
that the young lady did tin-, regularly, called ;u the 
hotel and adroitly broached the subject, suggesting 
an explanation. Seeing the look of horror upon 
girl's innocent face, the friend put the whole 
bluntly, putting the embellishments on with .1 
trowel. After the first swoon, when the young belle 
was with difficulty revived, the following explanation 
was given : The facilities of 'phoning being too pub- 
lic at the hotel, she had found a grocery store around 
the corner where, in a little private room, she could 
do all talking sub rosa — many in the neighborhood 
taking advantage of such 'phone. So was another 
embryo scandal exploded, and a young woman's fair 
name saved. 

* * * 

Diocesan Doings. 

The exceedingly lively "scrap" at the Diocesan 
Convention, held last week in Grace Church, over 
raising Bishop Nichols' salary, recalls some ancient 
history that makes the disinterested outsider wonder 
why it is that the Bishop's salary seems to be such 
a stumbling block in this diocese. It is a well-known 
fact that the venerated late Bishop Kip was not paid 
his salary in full for several years. The time came 
when the wealthy members of the church, for sheer 
shame at the unheard-of situation, paid up the de- 
ficiency. 

There is not a harder-worked man in any place or 
in any church than Bishop Nichols. He has a tre- 
mendous capacity for organizing, and there is not 
one activity of the church to which he does not give 
his personal attention. All over the country there 
are men of the cloth getting salaries equal to that 
which will now be paid to Bishop Nichols who do 
not have a tenth of his responsibility, nor do a fiftieth 
of the actual work that falls to his lot. In the face of 
this, the bitter fight of last week is almost unexplain- 
able. The wail that went up from the poor country 
parishes has some justification, because with the sys- 
tem of "proportionate giving" now in vogue in the 
Episcopal Church, they will have to raise their share 
of the advance, and they are taxed to their limit al- 
ready. But here is the chance for Treasurer Von 
Bokkelen, who opposed the raising of the Bishop's 
salary at this time, to show his discretion. In making 
the apportionment he can place the burden upon the 
rich congregations. But wherever it comes from, 
Bishop Nichols is entitled to all and more than he is 
due to get — $6,000, with $500 additional for official 
expenses. 




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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



Demise of the Monticello Club. 

Some months since, in these columns, 1 Forecast 
the passing of the Monticello Club, that relict of 
Democracy which struggled along hoping against 
hope that something would turn up to make life 
worth living. The .Monticello Club is now but a 
memory. To some of its members it may also be 
a heart-burning, for many were the high-laid plans 
which were framed in its rooms. .Many, also, were 
the crashes that followed the bursting of boom--. \ 
few years ago the Monticello was a strong organi- 
zation. The McXab then made it his headquarters. 
His lieutenants — Fay, Braunhart, 1 1'Ancona, I'.ran- 
denstein. Lane, Dodge — and other leading lights oi 
the Bourbon fold frequently counseled in its window 
embrasures. There was built by the vivid imagina- 
tions and the rapid tongues of the Democrats a Bour- 
bon empire which was to hold sway first throughout 
California, then over the Pacific Slope, and finally 
through the length and breadth of the land. But 
dissensions came. Some of the district leaders, 
strong in what they thought their strength, rose Up 
against the M'cXab. At the primaries the} Fought 
him; in the club they derided him; on the streets 
the)' cursed him. McNab and his intimates, to the 
number of forty or fifty, resigned from the club. The 
anti-MlcNabiteS thereupon expressed the greatest de- 
light. They said they would build up the Strongest 
club in the State. But they did nothing. They did 
worse than nothing, for instead of telling the willing 
members the condition of affairs, the officers con- 
tinued themselves in office for many months beyond 
the expiration of their term. They refused to call 
the club together for its annual meeting and election. 
and they permitted the institution to run to seed. As 
a consequence, the club did not pay its rent, and 
now it is under suit for several hundred dollars due 
the landlord. The members met last Monday night 
to figure out some method to pay the bills. It was 
decided to wind up the club's affairs, to sell the fur- 
niture and all the fittings, and to pay as many bills 
as possible. It is said most of the furniture will go 
to Ruef's new political club about to lie opened "ii 
Powell street. Ruef's organization will be' non-par- 
tisan. It will include all the Democrats, Republicans 
and Union Labor men who are in favor of a continua- 
tion of the Schmitz administration. 

* * » 
The Examiner and the Bohemians. 

After many moons, the Examiner is again badger- 
ing tin- Bohemian Club. Last week it published an 

alleged account of the failure of the luncheon given 
Jerome K. Jerome by the Bohemians. It poked what 
it thought was fun at the club members on the score 
that some of them are merchants, and do not have to 
depend upon their wits for a livelihood. "When the 
whistles blew and the bells rang, and every office was 
emptied of its boss— said bosses being the wags" — so 
ran the Examiner's story. At another place it com- 
mented with assumed admiration upon the fact that 
some of the clubmen remained after the one o'clock 
whistle blew, ami thus "braved their office boys 1m 
being tardy." The row between the paper and tin 
club dates from the death of McKinlcv. Following 
that tragedy, the club removed the paper from its 
files. I always thought that a foolish tiling to ,1 
It was caused by the bitter Feeling against Hearst 
held by some of the members. All the Examiner men 
quit the club, and most of them went into the Family, 
of which Ned Hamilton is the Nestor. For a long 
time thereafter the Examiner swiped the Bohemians 



February 3, 1906 

whenever it could. Then Hearst stopped it all, and 
thereby showed more than his usual good sense. 
During his recent trip here, however, he must have 
given the Examiner people a free rein again. He 
probably argues that if his paper ridicules men who 
employ laboring men, the latter will vote for the 
Examiner's proprietor for any old thing he may run 
lor next. In this affair. Hearst makes himself ridicu- 
lous. ( )f course the silly articles in his paper cannot 
hurt the Bohemians, for the cheap wit which deco- 
rates them is not worthy the attention of the club- 
men, nor is it appreciated by the workingmen. When 
the Examiner men were in the club it never occurred 
to them to aim their blunted shafts at the members 
whose part in the world's work gives newspapermen 
something to write about. Now that the Examiner 
men are out, they discover that from the superior 
heights of their monumental intellects the leaders in 
the city's commercial affairs are proper objects for 
their attempts at ridic de. It reminds one of the 
fable of the fox and the grapes. 

* * * 
Belonged to an Old Family. 

Purser ( >T'arrell, who went down with the Valen- 
cia, was the oldest son of Mr. Jasper O'Farrell. 

the pioneer after whom O'Farrell street was 
named. The late purser was in the real estate busi- 
ness here with Nick Lang, the firm being known as 
' I'Parrell & Lang. Some years ago the firm went out 
of business, and O'Farrell dropped out of sight. It 
was a surprise to those who had known him as 1 
leading real estate speculator to iearn that he had 
become a purser on a coastwise steamer. 

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A Postal Mystery. 

rictnl of mine has shown m< an env< lopi 
tie thinks contains .1 problem in deduction foi 

ned and torn 
the middle, he picked up on the street, ha\ 
on it the name of an acquaintance, a prominent busi- 

man of this city. An examination of it ret 
a queer circumstance. The name of tin- office build- 
ing the prominent man occupies hail itched 
out of the address, and in an upper comer of the 

envelope was written a post-office l»>x number with 
a ring drawn around it. It was perfectly evident to 
any one familiar with the manner in which letter- 
carriers write changed addresses on envelopes that 
a carrier had made the change on the one in question. 
But why; The first thing that suggested itself was 
that the prominent citizen hail shown the carrier an 
envelope addressed in the handwriting that is on the 
envelope my friend picked up, and said, accompany- 
ing the admonition with a dollar — perhaps two, for 
he can afford it: "If any more letters in that hand- 
writing come in my mail, don't deliver them at the 
office; re-address them to such-and-such a box num- 
ber and drop them into the first letter box you see." 
This raised the question: Why not send the writer 
"f the letter instructions not to mail missives to him 
at his office? Doing a little Sherlock Holmesing of 
our own. we deducted that he was afraid of another 
letter coming to the office and being seen by the 
stenographer, or his partner, or his wife, before the 
correspondent could be warned. It may add interest 
to this to mention that the handwriting on the torn 
envelope was of the feminine gender. 

* * * 

The Girl was Garrulous. 

The followrng is a story concerning a well-known 
dignified lawyer, with offices in one of the most 
prominent buildings lately completed. The type- 
writer in this lawyer's office has employment from 
three or four of those connected with this office. 
She is a very pretty, bright girl, and would attract at- 
tention anywhere. The other day the office door 
suddenly opening, a very aristocratic and imposing 

lady entered and asked for Mr. . The girl, politely 

offering a chair, answered : "Mr. has just stepped 

out, but will be back in a short time." With soft 
pity in her heart for any young girl obliged to be a 
bread winner, the caller entered into conversation 
with the young girl, asking many questions as to her 
work. The girl answered that her employers were 

all very nice to her, especially Mr. . "I have done 

a great deal of work for him," she said. "He is just 
the dearest, loveliest man I ever knew. He often 
takes me to luncheon, and makes it so pleasant for me 
in many ways." Suddenly the lady arose with a cold, 
stony expression in her eyes. Drawing herself to 

full height, she exclaimed: "I am Mrs. !" and 

swept from the room. Mr. is still trying to ex- 
plain this away, and the jewelers and florists regard 

him as a good customer. 

* * * 

Schwerin's Cold Facts. 

It must have been a shock to the portly Taft and 
the expectant Senators who are investigating the 
traffic affairs on the Isthmus of Panama when they 
heard the cold, hard statements of actual fact that 
General Manager R. P. Schwerin, of the Pacific Mail 
Steamship Company, handed out to them this week, 
during their investigation. Coming right on top 
of Poultney Bigelow's revelations, Schwerin's fusil- 
lade of facts must have reduced the War Secretary's 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



»7 

ally, bchwerin made it plain that the 
much-mooted m of freight on tin- Isthmus, 

for which the Steamship company is blamed, is en 

tirel) the fault of the Government, which, owning 
the railroad, rushes Government supplies through, 
■1 hi r traffic, which naturally banks up. 
Schwerin shown] conclusively that the Government 
is trying to pui on the steamship company the blame 
for its own shortcomings. As far as any idea of 
putting on a line of transports between San Fran- 
cisco and Panama is concerned, the revelations of 

this week before the Senate Committee will probably 

kill the idea permanently. It is proper for the ' 
eminent to transport its own supplies in any way it 
likes, but when it suggests entering into competition 

with private industry, using the people's money for 
the purpose, it is doing something which is abso- 
lutely improper, if not unlawful. 

Mr. Taft may yet see the day when he will be sorry 
he spoke. 

* * * 

Law and the Stage. 

Manager E. D. Price, who effectively acts as ex- 
ecutive officer for Belasco & Mayer's theatrical en- 
terprises, has been admitted to the San Francisco bar. 
Upon motion of Attorney Henry H. Davis, he has 
been made a full-fledged lawyer, and will henceforth 
be able to shed the legal light upon affairs, both 
dramatic and otherwise. He is essentially a man of 
affairs, too. Attorney Price is a graduate of the 
school of law at the University of Michigan, and for 
a time practiced in Detroit. 

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February 3, 1906 



One of the most valuable and readable articles of 
the many such published in The World's Work is 
one in the January issue of that magazine by Mr. 
Gaillard Hunt on "Federal Control of Naturaliza- 
tion." 

Mr. Hunt, who is the member for the Department 
of State of the President's Naturalization Commis- 
sion, is a son of the late Wm. H. Hunt, Garfield's Sec- 
retary of the Navy, and later Minister to Russia; a 
great-grandson of Chancellor Livingston, of New 
York, who drafted the Constitution ; and related to 
the Ridgelys, the Gaillards and other historic Ameri- 
can families. It is to be presumed, therefore, that 
Mr. Hunt will not perform his present duties per- 
functorily. 

The article is particularly opportune, coming, as 
it does, when the frauds in securing naturalization 
have been shown to be so tremendous an evil that 
something drastic must be done to safeguard Ameri- 
can citizenship, particularly on the Pacific Coast. 

Mr. Hunt does not mince matters in dealing with 
his subject. Perhaps the most striking passage is 
that where he bluntly passes most of the blame for 
the frauds directly up to the judges in whose courts 
the frauds have been perpetrated. Referring to the 
parties to the frauds, he says : 

"But it is the duty of the judge to frustrate their 
conspiracies. He has the power to do so, and there 
can be no extensive false naturalization in a court 
which is not presided over by a recreant or dishonest 
judge. Upon the judge lies the responsibility, and 
upon the judge should be visited the indignation of 
a people whose citizenship has been permitted to 
be polluted by those whose duty it is to keep it 
pure. Occasionally a clerk or deputy clerk pays the 
penalty of conniving at fraudulent naturalization, 
and goes to jail, and from time to time several hun- 
dred aliens have been sent there for the same offense, 
but from punishment for committing this capital 
crime against the welfare of the State the judges 
have thus far been exempt. A single exception stands 
upon the record to prove this statement. In 1844, 
B. C. Elliott, judge of the City Court of Lafayette, 
La., was impeached by the Legislature of the State, 
convicted, and driven from the bench in disgrace, 
because he permitted the clerk of his court to confer 
naturalization improperly for political purposes." 

Mr. Hunt narrates instances of where judges have 
held night sessions for naturalization purposes, 
while others have accepted ex-convicts as witnesses. 
Some, he says, have never even read the naturaliza- 
tion laws they administer. 

Speaking of the barefacedness of many of the 
frauds, Mr. Hunt says: "The circumstances sur- 
rounding their applications before an approaching 
election ought to arouse suspicion, but the clerk of 
the courts are often a part of the political machine 
which hopes to profit by manufacturing additional 
voters. The political committee which collects the 
aliens bribes them by paying their naturalization 
fees, or by direct payment besides, or by payment to 
a go-between, who collects them. In certain parts 
of the country there are lawyers who make it a part 
of their business to carry aliens to court to be 
naturalized, receiving from the political party for 
which the aliens promise to vote as much as ten dol- 
lars for each one naturalized." 

"Not all the frauds against our citizenship," he 
continues, "are committed for political purposes, al- 



though this is the chief cause. There is another im- 
portant element in the sum of fraud which deserves 
notice. Many foreigners come to the United States 
with the sole object of securing our citizenship and 
returning under our protection to the land from 
which they came. They need not actually commit 
crime when they become naturalized, for the law 
does not require them to swear that they intend to 
make the United States their home." 

The News Letter has already dwelt upon this lat- 
ter phase of the fraudulent naturalizations. It is a 
serious one, which has more than once strained the 
relations of the United States with foreign nations. 
Attention is called, in the article in hand, to the in- 
teresting fact that "there is no law saying how a man 
may lose American citizenship ; and having been 
naturalized, it is doubtful whether his citizenship 
can ever be withdrawn from him without his consent. 
Any one who travels abroad meets many Americans 
who speak no English, have no interest in this coun- 
try, avoid the duties of citizenship to both parent 
country and the adopted country, and cause irritation 
between the governments of both." 

On the whole, Mr. Hunt's article is a valuable con- 
tribution to the literature of a subject to the im- 
portance of which the American people seem at last 
to be awakening. 



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February 3, 1906 



SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



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"Way Down East." 

Brady's beautiful pastoral play, "Waj Down 
one of the best and most popular of rural 
dramas, was presented with indifferent succes 
small houses at the Grand ( >pera House lhi> week. 

It is a beautiful play, depicting the "simple life" 
with many comic and touching scenes, telling the 
old, old story in a homely fashion and containing a 
great moral lesson. 

Several novel effects, made possible by the large 
stage, were introduced successfully, and did much to 
off-set the somewhat indifferent acting. There are 
chickens, cows, sheep and horses — real live animals — 
in the background, which makes the farmyard very 
realistic. The driving home of the cows and sheep 
as the sun sinks in the west, is a beautiful scene and 
has never been better presented here. 

Anna .Moore, the betrayed girl, deceived by Len- 
nox Sanderson, a smooth city man, through a mock 
marriage, was overdone by Ethel Strickland. She 
failed in arousing sympathy in the touching scene 
where she depicts the anguish and mental suffering of 
the betrayed girl. William St. James played the part 
of the stern, but not unyielding, Squire Amassa Bart- 
lett, and Josephine Bacon the part of his wife. Chas. 
H. Booth, as their son David, who falls in love with 
Anna, plays the part with the clumsiness characteris- 
tic of a green country lad. Olive Skinner played the 
part of Kate Brewster, the niece, with a naivete and 
naturalness which won for her much applause. Her 
acting is by far the best in the company. 

Jack Kloville, as Hi Holler, the irrepressible chore 
boy, and Vivia Ogden as Martha Perkins, the village 
gossip, are decided successes. Professor Sterling, 
the near-sighted and absent-minded entymologist. 
hunting for butterflies, was well portrayed by Wal- 
lace Owen. J. A. Macurdy raised many a laugh in 
his antics as the town constable. 

The village choir, composed of S. Howard Cuyler, 
John H. Miles, Alma R. Davis and Ruth Lattimore, 
contains some excellent voices and received several 
encores. 

The play is well staged and the winter scene is es- 
pecially beautiful. 

* * * 

College Farce at the Alcazar. 

The college farce, "A Strenuous Life," formerly 
entitled "James Wobberts, Freshman," by Richard 
Walton Tully, has been filling the Alcazar during 
the past week. It is in three acts, the scene being 
laid in the reception room of Mrs. Wiggin's boarding 
house at Berkeley, and the leading characters being 
students of the University of California. The hero is 
Tom Harrington, captain of the football team, a 
reckless young spendthrift, with a great faculty for 
getting into debt and scrapes. The part is well taken 
by Charles Waldron. Ernest Glendenning is good 
as Reginald Black, Tom's chum, and George Os- 
bourne is, of course, excellent in the part of Byron 
Harrington, Tom's father. Miss Adele Belgarde 
gives a capital rendering of Mrs. Wiggins, and the 
other characters are acceptably filled. The action 
of the piece takes place within one day, and the 
complications are the result of Tom Harrington's 




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at the Palace Hotel, makes love to a pretty girl, and 
incidentally absorbs a good deal of liquor in the 
company of the girl's father, to impress whom he 
dons a military uniform and passes himself off as 
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February 3, 1906 



Tom receives a visit at Berkeley from his father 
and sister, and a little later Marian Davenant. the 
pretty girl to whom he had made love the night be- 
fore, and her father arrive at Mrs. Wiggins' boarding 
house. A new professor, a freshman and a bill col- 
leccor, add to Tom's perplexities. There are many 
funny situations, which greatly please the audience. 
Between the acts there was a call for the author, who 
came out on the stage and expressed a few words 
of thanks to the spectators for their kindly reception 
of the farce. 

* * * 

A Fairy Fantasy at the Columbia. 

"Woodland," the sylvan musical fantasy, by Pix- 
ley and Luders, which delighted large audiences at 
the Columbia this week, is by no mean- an enter- 
tainment for children only. Its gentle, amusing, sym- 
pathetic nature, its bright music, pretty girls and well 
performed scenes are a relief and a recreation to per- 
sons of all ages. Its very novelty is attractive. The 
conceit of having human beings take the parts of 
birds is a happy one, not entirely new, it is true, but 
only too rare. It is a spectacular production of the 
first order and funny into the bargain. 

Harry Bulger, who takes the comedy part of the 
Blue Jay. is a deserved favorite, along with Sherman 
Wade, who makes a decided hit as the Rooster. 

The Peacock, impersonated by Greta Risley ; the 
Nightingale of Magda Dahl ; the Eagle of Helen Dale, 
and the Parrot, played by our old friend, Ida Mulle, 
are all strong parts. 

The whole piece is a treat in every sense. 

* * * 

Opera Bouffe at the Tivoli. 

Offenbach's music is immortal. It may fall tem- 
porarily into oblivion, but always arises, Antaeus- 
like, with redoubled strength after each fall. At the 
Tivoli, the revival of Offenbach's sprightly o] 
bouffe, "The Brigands," is one of the best things 
the popular home of light opera has given us '-his 
season, or for some time past. The favorite opera, 
which has not been heard here for many years, is well 
Hted by the Tivoli company, Teddy Webb and 
Arthur Cunningham carrying off most of the honors, 
however. The piece ran along with rather more- 
spirit than recent Tivoli productions, 
evidently been an infusion of a little 
into both principals and chorus. 

* * * 

"Michael Strogoff" at the Alhambra. 

Herschel Mayall made a hit this week in the title 
role of Jules Verne's ".Michael Strogoff' at the Al- 
hambra. and the whole very able stock company of 
Belasco & Mayer aiaed him materially in the pre- 
sentation of tin's powerful play of Russian life, in- 
trigue and Nihilism. The march of a well-drilled 
company of Amazons brought back memories of the 
early days when the Amazon march was a feature 
not despised of the occupants of "bald-head row." 
There has seldom been so good a performance of the 
play in this city. 

* * * 

At the Majestic. 

Nellie Stewart, the admirable Australian actress, 
repeated this week her success of last at the Majestic 
Theatre — "Sweet Xell of Old Drurv." 

* * * 

At the Orpheum. 

Several novel and really remarkable features were 
on the bill at the Orpheum this week, w 



There has 
more ginger 



burlesque menagerie, in which there were some ani- 
mals, including some trained cat-, which gave exhibi 
lions strikingly illustrating tin patience and skill of 
their trainer, as well as tie brute 

intelligence. The three .Mitchells gave an interesting 
colored entertainment, and the Tyrolean singers 
were among the lust that the I Irphcum has ever had. 
1 lie whole bill i- a good one. 

* * * 

Notable Theatrical Event. 

The thirteenth annual benefit in aid of the charity 
fund of San Francisco Lodge No. 21. Theatrical 
Mechanical Association, will take place at the Alham- 
bra Theatre. Friday afternoon. February" [6th. The 
performance is to be given to help along the 
work of the "men behind the scenes," and the ai 
and professionals generally, who belong to the or- 
ganization. All of the theatres in the city have prom- 
to contribute the best features from their current 
bills. The performance will be continuous, and the 
orchestra will be an immense one. organized 
especially for the occasion. 

* * * 
Fischer's. 

A good vaudeville bill was presented at Fischer's 
this week. 

* * v 

NEXT WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS. 

Tivoli — Japanese musical comedy, "The ( ieisha." in 
which Cecilia Rhoda will make her first appear- 
ance as prima donna. Leonora Kirwin will take 
the part of Molly Seamore, and Louise Brownell 
will play Juliette Diamant. George E. Lask will 
inaugurate his regime as stage man, _ 

Orpheum — Vaudeville, including "Emir." the trained 
horse; Barowsky, European acrobats; I. Francis 
Pooler. Dorothy Brenner and Ethel 
dancers; James II. ( ullen. monologist. 

Chutes — Vaudeville, with I >rury Hart anil Haiti* 
Richardson ; the Aldeans; Jeane Brooks, and 
Bothwell ['.row ne's Gaiety Girls in "A Pawn- 
broker's Pastimes." 

Columbia — Second week of musical fantasy. "Woo 

land." 
Alhambra — Farce-comedy, "A Runaway Match." 
Grand Opera House — "Way down East." 
Alcazar — "( >ld Heidelberg." 
Fischer's — Vaudeville. 



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SAN FRANCISCO NEWS LETTER. 



11 



AT THE NEW YORK THEATRES. 

New York, January 27. One "I the mosl wholl) 
wholi nuinely enjoyable plays seen lure this 

i- "The Fascinating Mr. vandervi 
Daly's, with Mi>- Kllis Jeffreys and Mr. Sun 
tin- leading female and male parts respectively. 

The play puts no ta\ upon intelligence, and the 
acting i* f'>r the most part simple and natural. In 
the midst of a theatrical season rather lacking in 
means of amusement the whole performance shines 
lustrously enough to make it notable. It is. to be 
sure, the merest tritle, hut that, after all, is an addi- 
tional reason for gratitude. 

Though a hit verbose in the first two acts, the 
want of action is made up for by a considerable spar- 
kle in the passages of conversation. Mr. Sutra i- 
just a little over-conscientious, lie develops his char- 
acters with an amount of care that is scarcely jus- 
tified by the product. Hut he is not unconscious of 
his effort, and he hides it with no small deftness by 
his literary piquancy and adroitness. 

Miss Jeffreys fully confirms the agreeable impres- 
sion she made here two years ago. Her method is 
simple in the extreme, and therefore adinirabl) 
adapted to her role, that of a charming woman of 
society upon whom the cares of life sit rather lightly, 
and to whom amusement of the moment is the matter 
of first importance. In personal appearance the ac- 
tress is more than commonly attractive, and her 
vivacity of speech and manner meets every require- 
ment of light comedy. Mr. Frank Worthing, as the 
very fascinating man, is a matter of taste. Those 
who like him will probably like him extravagantly 
in Mr. Sutro's play. Others will think that he fasci- 
nates himself too much to fascinate any one else. 
His technical ability for the work he has to do is 
certainly adequate. The support is all that is re- 
quired, and the general presentation is excellent. 

* * * 

In "The Little Gray Lady," at the Garrick, Chan- 
ning Pollock makes the plain, every-day boarding- 
house the scene of a tragedy. There may be some of 
us that prefer to bump against life's problems amidst 
more picturesque surroundings and more tokens of 
pomp and splendor than Mr. Pollock has contributed. 
But that he has won out as a playwright without 
any of these adjuncts is perhaps all the more to his 
credit. One is apt to wish one's novels and plays 
located in Monte Carlo or the imperial throne room, 
or the grand foyer of the Hotel de Luxembourg. 
Mr. Pollock develops his characters and unfolds his 
action in a common-or-garden back yard, a living- 
room in a lodging-house and a plain workroom of the 
Treasury Department. The strong, unalterable, un- 
quenchable love of an intelligent but simple-minded 
woman for a good-looking, well-meaning, but weak 
and vacillating youth is the main business of this 
four-act modern drama without a hero. "The Little 
Gray Lady" is a faithful and effective series of pic- 
tures of middle-class life. It is homespun, honest, 

sincere in plan and carrying out. 

* * * 

"Tannhauser" has been sung again at the 
Metropolitan, the cast being different in two particu- 
lars from that of the previous performance. Mme. 
Emma Eames was the Elizabeth and Otto Goritz 
was the Wolfram, replacing Mme. Jomelli and Mr. 
Van Rooy, respectively. Mme. Eames's portrayal 
of Wagner's most ethereal heroine was one of ex- 
ceeding beauty, though the sustained dramatic style 
of the opening aria, "Dich, theure Halle," was a tax 
upon her, especially in the upper notes. The singer 



of her I" oid there tvaa mm 

admire ami to enjo) in what she did. Mr. G 

with tin significance he always puts into his 

work and his singing was of conscientious efficii 

» * * • 

Mi>s Vnnie Russell, when -he returns to New 

York after her present London engagement, will he 

seen at the new Astor Theatre in a play by Paul Kes- 

ler and a piece in blank verse by Kichepin and lleni'i 

Kain. It is called "Prince Charming," and the French 
rights in it belong i" Sarah Bernhardt 



Alegar Theatre ^.'gZ^XkZ.^A&ztr. 

Week commenofnff Monday Feb. 6. Regular matinees Satur- 
day ami Sunday. Farewell revival in ban Francisco 

OLD HEIDELBERG 

New costumes, scenery and student songs. 

Evenings. 25c. to 76c. ; matinees Saturday and Sunday, 25c. 

to 50c. 

Feb. 12— First American production of the romance of German 

student life. ALMA MA'l EH, the reigaing success In Germany. 

Soon— The famous farce. There and Back. 



Tivoli Opera House 



Corner Eddy and 

Mason Streets. 



Beginning next Monday night, magnificent production of the 
famous Japanese musical comedy 

THE GEISHA 

Gorgeous scenery and costumes, beautiful effects. SpleDdid 

oast. 

Regular matinee Saturday. 

Usual Tivoli prices— 25c, 50c, 75c 



Grand Opera House 



Week beginning tomorrow (Sunday) matinee, positively lait 
week of W. A. Brady's special production 

WAY DOWN EAST 

Regular matinee Saturday. First time here at popular prices, 

Sunday matinee, February 11th, William H. West's Jubilee 
Minstrels. 

rV~r%V»<*ii*-« OTarrell St. 

VJipncUHl be t. Stockton and Powell Sts. 
Week commencing Sunday Matinee, Feb. 4. 

EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN SENSATIONS 

LTJIGI ROSSI, with his marvelous musical horse, EMIR; The 
Barowsky Troupe; J. Francis Dooley, assisted by Dorothy 
Brenner and Ethel Rose : James H. Cullen; Snyder and Buck- 
ley ; Mirzl Von Wenzl; The Kour Mitchells: Orpneum Motion 
Pictures and last week of BARON'S BURLESQUE MENA- 
GERIE. 



Regular matinees every Wednesday, 

and Sunday. 

Prices— 10c, 25c and 50c 



Thursday, Saturday 



Columbia Theatre 



Gottlob. Marx * Co. 

Lessees and Managers. 
Beginniug Sunday night, Feb. 4. second and last week. 
Henry W. Savage offers Pixley and Luder's greatest musical 
success 

WOODLAND 

With Harry Bulger and a big oast. 
Feb- 12-The Country Chairman, 

AThnm'hrfl Theatre Corner of Eddy and Jones Street 
.fVLUcUIlUlci J. llCdllC Belasoo&Mayer.Prop .Tel, East 1877 

For the week commencing Monday night, February 5. 
Initial production in thin city of the furiously funny farce 
comedy 

A RUNAWAY MATCH 

From the pen of Mark E. Swan, author of "Whose Baby Are 
You?" and "Brown's In Town," 

Prices— Evenings. 10c. to 50c. ; matinees loo., 16e.. 25c. 
February 12, gorgeous production of the spectacular drama. 
The Black Crook. 




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The news that Burlingame is to be vulgarized by 
humble house-holders is not accepted as bona fide in 
swelldom. For along with this assertion conies the 
authorized statement that the Walter Martins and the 
Peter Martins will soon build fine country homes 
in that locale. While it is true that Henry Scott 
has divided up his holdings into small lots and has 
used every effort to attract the wage-earner to invest, 
it is also a noteworthy fact that the hill sites have 
not yet been invaded by the small house-holder, nor 
is it likely that the Martin clan would choose Bur- 
lingame if it were singing its fashionable swan song. 
Newport has its villagers, so why not Burlingame.' 
As a matter of fact, contrast is the spice of fife, and 
the presence of a few villagers helps rub in the fact 
of society's pre-eminence. 

People with social ambition and small cash ac- 
counts invariably find it a mistake to pull up the 
blinds on their poverty by living in close proximity 
to the rich. If you cannot keep up a country estab- 
lishment with the proper retinue of servants and all 
the trappings that go with smart country life, it is 
much better to take to the woods in summer and 
save money for keeping up appearances in winter. 
This is the way a great many fashionables manage to 
hold on to the rigging of the smart ship. 

Time was when the crafty pared down expenses in 
the winter, so as to be able to make a showing at 
the fashionable summer resorts. Mothers with mar- 
riageable daughters pinned their faith and pocket 
books to the idea that it is on the fashionable hotel 
piazza that an eligible's fancy lightly turns to 
thoughts of love. But experience has proved that out 
here Cupid's moods are as variable as the seasons, 
and, moreover, matrimony does not always follow 
expensive summerings. The mere fact that you are 
putting up at a smart resort does not impress people 
with country houses, automobiles, yachts and four- 
in-hand coaches. Instead of splurging in summer, 
the society people with crippled funds are making 
strenuous efforts to keep in the winter running of 
bridge parties, teas, luncheons and dinners. 

One hostess, who has been very active this winter, 
last summer took her family to a ranch where the 
board was only five dollars a week. The girls put 
in much of their time on hand-made lingerie blouses 
which have the genuine Parisian air and are the envy 
of their friends. They ran down to Del Monte for 
a week or two of the midsummer meet, and nobody 
would have guessed that they were living on boiled 
ranch dinners, so as to make their pate cle foie gras 
ends meet. 



The charity ball, which will be held at the Palace 
on February 15th, will doubtlessly net a round sum 
for the workers in the Telegraph Hill Association. 
Miss Bettie Ashe, the founder of the club, is now 
taking a well-earned rest in Europe, and it is hopgd 
that when she returns the treasury coffers will be 
bulging for the benefit of the poor who cling to the 
straggling slopes of Telegraph Hill. One of the 
members of the younger seFwTio is working hard for 
the success of the charity ball is Elizabeth Livermore. 



February 3, 1906 

A daily paper has tried to cause a sensation by dis- 
playing the Holladay family skeleton to public view. 
As a matter of fact, the Holladays themselves have 
never kept the skeleton under very strong lock and 
key, all their friends knowing that the daughters of 
the house of Holladay were not on speaking terms 
with their sister-in-law, Mrs. Burke Holladay. There- 
fore, when their father choose to recuperate in his 
son's house it was but natural that Mrs. Reginald 
Brooke and Mrs. Messer, of London, who had come 
out here to be at their father's bedside, should find 
themselves placed in a very embarrassing position. 
Some friends of the family insist that Holladay pere 
thought it would be a strategic move to go to his 
son's house, and thus cause his daughters to cross 
the Holladay, Jr., threshold. But all hope of thus 
banishing the clouds from the family horizon was 
frustrated by -Mrs. Brooke and Mrs. Messer, who ab- 
solutely refused to visit their father while he was 
under that roof. Mrs. Brooke solved the situation by 
accepting Mr. Phelan's imitation to go on a motor- 
ing tour to Los Angeles, and Mrs. Messer is still 
confined to her apartments with a bad throat. Society 
is interested in the next move to reconcile this house 
divided against itself. 

"Spats" are the latest addition to the fashionable 
wardrobe. They are being worn in the East, but the 
climate makes them so much excess baggage out here. 
However, some one discovered that they looked very 
chic at the skating rink, and that little "some one" 
proceeded to invest in a cream-colored pair of spats 
to wear with her green velvet skating costume. A 
number of girls immediately took their cue, and at 
the last meeting spats were so numerous that they are 
no longer conspicuous. 

At this writing nobody seems to know whether 
Wilson Mizner has really married Mrs. Yerkes. Mr. 
Mizner seems to think he has, and so do his friends, 
but Mrs. Yerkes and her lawyer are coy about admit- 
ting a ceremony. It was Addison Mizner who in- 
troduced his brother to Mrs. Yerkes. "Addie" met 
her through her fad for old mahogany, and as he had 
some fine old Spanish specimens of that noble wood- 
craft which he picked up in Central America, she 
sought him out, and gave him some jolly orders for 
antiques. At one time Addison's friends thought Mrs. 
Yerkes was very much interested in him, but from the 
moment Wilson arrived in Xew York she transferred 
her regard. Wilson has been "doing" New York with 
Emil Bruguiere and Joe Eastland, and this merry 
trio have been lavishly entertained by Mrs. Yerkes. 
They say Joe still has his melancholy moments, due 
to tiie obdurate refusal of a certain young lady to 
smile on his long-distance suit. 

One of the most interesting luncheons of the sea- 
son was that given on Wednesday at the Palace Hotel 

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Creams. 
Light morsels of cream enclosed in rich chocolate 

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Creams. Only at Haas' 

Candy "Stores, Phelan Building and James Flood 
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i Lowenberg, in honoi Dorothea 

nomer, who is hen 

on ■ ■ only every topic under the sun, bui 

tin- Mars themselves, made interesting conversation 

at the festive board. Mr*. Lowenl ing .1 ser 

if luncheons at the Palace. 



ENTERTAINMENTS. 

January 28 (Sunday)— Mr. and Mrs. I. Frances Sulli- 
van gave a tea in honor of Mrs. and Mi>* Dunne 
of Boston. 

January 29 (Monday) — Mrs. Henry Foster Outton 
entertained at bridge. Mrs. Frank Deering 
a dinner party. Mrs. Gerrett Livingston Lansing 
gave a bridge party. Miss Sara Dean was at 
home. The Skating Club held another meeting. 
Mrs. Maurice Casey entertained at bridge. 

January 30 (Tuesday) — The Gaiety Club gave an- 
other dance. Mrs. Maurice Casey entertained at 
bridge whist. Mrs. Joseph Chanslor gave a 
bridge whist party. 

January 31 (Wednesday) — Mrs. Albert Ernest Stent 
gave a luncheon. Mrs. G. A. Boyer entertained 
at bridge. The Presidio officers entertained at 
a hop. Miss Fanny Dan forth gave a luncheon. 
Mrs. I. W. Hellman gave a luncheon. Mrs. Jos. 
Beedy gave a tea in Sausalito. 

February 1 (Thursday) — Miss Helen Thomas gave 
a luncheon. Mrs. I. Lowenberg entertained at 
a luncheon in honor of Miiss Dorothea Roberts. 
Mrs. Thomas Benton Darragh gave a luncheon. 

February 2 (Friday) — Mrs. Emory Winship enter- 
tained at bridge. Mrs. Pelham Ames entertained 
at bridge. 

February 3 (Saturday) — Mrs. Gus Taylor, Mrs. Will 
Taylor and Mrs. Fred McNear gave a bridge 
party. Mrs. Clarence Marten Mann gave a din- 
ner party. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

January 31 (Wednesday) — Miss Ethel Crellin to 

Whipple Spear Hall. 
February 14 (Wednesday) — Miss Jane Sandman to 

Barclay Henley, Jr. 
February 15 (Thursday) — Miss Eimily Chickering to 

John Overbury. 

The management of H. W. Lake assures per- 
fection in cuisine and service ; as for music, under 
Bernat Jaulus, it is the best in town. Tait's Cafe, 
James Flood Building. 

A Missouri woman has quit-claimed her hus- 
band for the sum of $3, to her in hand paid, murmur- 
ing as she did so that it was "a shame to take the 
money." 

iA Pittsburg reform lady says : "I believe wo- 
men's dresses should not extend below the knees." It 
goes without saying that she has an admirable under- 
standing. 

France is in the throes of a Presidential elec- 
tion, but the people are not yet civilized up to mud- 
flinging, so they are taking things easy. 

The Techau Tavern, with its admirable cook- 
ing and splendid service, is an ideal place for an after- 
theatre supper, a dinner or any other meal. Fine 
music, trained waiters, finest table fittings. 

The Star Hair Remedy is tBe best tonic; restores color, stops 
falling. Druggists, hair-dressers. Accept no substitute. Star 
Remedy Co., 821 Polk street. Telephone East 4525. 



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BY PAUL G. CLARK 

A Hard-Working young man occupied a Hall Bed- 
room in a Huge City, rile was intent on getting Rich, 
which usually means Pinching yourself First and the 
Rest of the World afterwards. So he staid home 
Nights and read tomes from the Public Library. It 
was a Cinch that he was Slated for a Russell Sage. 
After he had Yawned Seventeen 'limes, remarked. 
"Isn't it Dull!" he went to Bed and slept the sleep 
of the Bored. 

In the next room was a Damsel fairly Young. She 
had the Face of a Sunday School teacher. Now Sun 
da\ School was the only part of the Millionaire Busi- 
ness Jonathan couldn't swallow. She lived quiet as 
a .Mouse. She never tipped over a Toothpick. She 
always looked Down when he passed her on the 
Stair